Fetal weight estimates in diabetic gravid women.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fetal weight in utero was estimated sonographically within one week of delivery in 70 live-born fetuses of diabetic gravidas. The best estimates of weight were obtained with formulas dependent on biparietal diameter, abdominal circumference, and femur diaphysis length, and with formulas using the two variables of femur diaphysis length and abdominal circumference. Use of a special formula for the fetus of a diabetic mother was not of additional benefit. Acceptable weight estimates for the macrosomic diabetic fetus were not obtained.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, JM; Brown, HL; Khawli, OF; Korndorffer, FA; Gabert, HA

Published Date

  • October 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 569 - 572

PubMed ID

  • 3152401

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-2751

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jcu.1870160806


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States