THE ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF FETAL BIOMETRY IN INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RESTRICTION: A NARRATIVE REVIEW
Review Article

Keywords

Biometry
Fetus
Growth
Intrauterine
Ultrasound

How to Cite

Waseem, N., Afsar, R., Batool, N., & Aleem, W. (2020). THE ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF FETAL BIOMETRY IN INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RESTRICTION: A NARRATIVE REVIEW. Annals of Allied Health Sciences, 6(2). Retrieved from http://aahs.kmu.edu.pk/index.php/aahs/article/view/114

Abstract

Intrauterine growth restriction is a dilemma in the field of obstetrics and poses challenges in definition, terminology, cut-off values, and establishment of a standard. Since the advent of ultrasonography, after four decades, there is still debate on the best ultrasound biometric parameter that can give a definitive diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction with the highest accuracy. Most commonly used parameters includes abdominal circumference, biparietal diameter, head circumference and femur length, which have a wide range of accuracy in predicting Intrauterine growth restriction, while each poses a certain limitation on their use. In this paper, we evaluate these individual parameters and dig the present literature for their accuracy, limitations, and standards in the estimation of intrauterine growth restriction.

Review Article