Journal article

Transverse cerebellar diameter on cranial ultrasound scan in preterm neonates in an Australian population.

M Swaminathan, MW Davies, PG Davis, FR Betheras

J Paediatr Child Health | Published : 1999

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Fetal measurement of transverse cerebellar diameter (TCD) has been shown to correlate well with gestational age (GA), even in the presence of growth retardation. The aim of this study was to define the normal range of TCD in preterm neonates in an Australian population between 23 and 32 weeks GA. METHODOLOGY: Infants admitted to the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, having routine cranial ultrasound scans (< 1500 g and/or of gestational age ≤ 32 weeks at birth) had their TCD measured on a cranial scan performed during the first 3 days of life. The posterior fossa was examined through the asterion using a General Electric LOGIQ 500 scanner (GE Medical Systems, Waukesha, USA) and T..

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