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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Jan;172(1 Pt 1):32-5.

Crown-rump length in chromosomally abnormal fetuses at 10 to 13 weeks' gestation.

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  • 1Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our purpose was to investigate whether fetuses with aneuploidies demonstrate evidence of growth retardation during the first trimester.

STUDY DESIGN:

This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of singleton pregnancies undergoing fetal karyotyping at 10 to 13 weeks' gestation. Measurements of crown-rump length in 135 chromosomally abnormal fetuses were compared with those in 700 chromosomally normal fetuses.

RESULTS:

The median crown-rump length of fetuses with trisomy 18 (n = 32) was significantly reduced. In contrast, in fetuses with trisomy 21 (n = 72), trisomy 13 (n = 11), 47,XXX (n = 6), 47,XXY (n = 6), 45,X (n = 5), and triploidy (n = 3) the crown-rump length was not lower than normal.

CONCLUSION:

At 10 to 13 weeks' gestation fetuses with trisomy 18 are growth retarded, whereas in trisomy 21, trisomy 13, and sex chromosome aneuploidy growth is normal.

PMID:
7847557
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