Journal article

Placental Thickness in the Second Trimester A Pilot Study to Determine the Normal Range

Anna J Lee, Michael Bethune, Richard J Hiscock

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine | AMER INST ULTRASOUND MEDICINE | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the normal sonographically measured placental thickness in millimeters at the second-trimester scan (18 weeks to 22 weeks 6 days) and determine whether the measurement should be adjusted for gestational age and the placental site. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational pilot study involving 114 consecutive patients with singleton pregnancies presenting for routine second-trimester sonography between 18 weeks and 22 weeks 6 days. RESULTS: The unadjusted overall mean placental thickness was 24.6 (SD, 7.29) mm. The placental thickness was normally distributed. On multivariable analysis, the predicted mean thickness was 6.6 mm (95% confidence int..

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