Accuracy of clinical suspicion of growth restriction at term despite a normal growth ultrasound: A retrospective cohort study
Brittany Green, Lisa Hui, Roxanne Hastie, Stephen Tong, Fiona C Brownfoot
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Small for gestational age (SGA) is a major determinant of poor perinatal outcome. Detecting SGA at term using ultrasound is challenging and we often plan birth based on clinical assessment. AIMS: To determine the incidence of SGA infants with birthweight <10th centile among women undergoing planned birth at term for suspected SGA despite a normal estimated fetal weight (EFW) on ultrasound at 35-37 weeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study including all women with a fetal growth ultrasound at ≥35 weeks reporting an EFW ≥ 10th centile (appropriate for gestational age, AGA) who subsequently had an induction of labour or caesarean birth at ≥37 weeks due to ongo..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
FB, ST and LH were supported by NHMRC Fellowships (FB #1142636, ST #1062418 and LH #1105603). The funders had no role in study design, data collection, analysis, decision to publish or the preparation of the manuscript.