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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 1492-1497
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.177


A Hospital Based Study in South Indian Population on the Role of Ultrasound in the Estimation of Gestational Age in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy
Farhana Aljabri1, Sharmila2, K.S. Saraswathi1 and R. Shyamala3*
1Department of OBGY, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and P.G Research Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
2Department of OBGY, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
3Department of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Gestational age, synonymous with menstrual age, is defined in weeks beginning from the day of the last menstrual period prior to conception. Correct determination of gestational age is basic to obstetric care as it is very important in a number of circumstances. The study was undertaken at Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and Post Graduate Research Centre, Hyderabad from June 2011 to December 2012. The study was a prospective study which included one hundred and fifty pregnant women who attended the antenatal outpatient of the Obstetrics Department. They were subjected to a single Sonographic examination in the III trimester and the gestational age was estimated using different foetal growth parameters like Biparietal diameter, femur length and abdominal circumference. Next the two parameters viz., BPD and FL were compared and their accuracy in estimation of gestational age was studied. One hundred and fifty patients, who fulfilled the subject selection criteria were included in this study. In the present study 72 cases (48%) were primis, 50 cases (33.33%) were gravid II and 28 cases (18.67%) were gravid III and above. In our country where most of the women many don’t keep menstrual record properly and who may present late in third trimester for the first time, ultra-sonographically assessed gestational age by multiple foetal growth parameters can be of immense value.


Keywords: Gestational age, Ultrasonography, Crown rump length, Bi-parietal Diameter
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Farhana Aljabri, Sharmila, K.S. Saraswathi and Shyamala, R. 2018. A Hospital Based Study in South Indian Population on the Role of Ultrasound in the Estimation of Gestational Age in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 1492-1497. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.177