Ultrasonographic identification of the macrosomic fetus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ultrasonographically determined biparietal diameter, femur length, abdominal circumference, and estimated fetal weight were analyzed with regard to their ability to predict the macrosomic newborn. Receiver operating characteristic curves were plotted for each of these variables. Estimated fetal weight was superior to biparietal diameter or femur length measurements in the identification of the overgrown fetus. Because of limitations of positive predictive values and sensitivities, application of these observations varies with the clinical setting in which they are used.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, JM; Brown, HL; Khawli, OF; Pastorek, JG; Gabert, HA

Published Date

  • November 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 159 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1110 - 1114

PubMed ID

  • 3055998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9378

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9378(88)90423-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States