Serial Biparietal Diameter and Femur Length Measurements in Twin Gestations

Larry C. Gilstrap, Gary D.V. Hankins, Terry L. Collins, Wayne Pierson

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Biparietal diameter and femur length measurements from 60 twin pairs were used to construct fetal twin growth tables. From 18 through 38 weeks of gestation the biparietal diameter measurements were accurate within ä1.9 weeks, and the femur length within ä2.1 weeks in the prediction of gestational age. Since this data was obtained from a predominantly white middle class population it may prove more reliable in similar groups for predicting the adequacy of fetal growth and gestational age than prior data obtained using indigent populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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