Hylton Robinson

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In a study to evaluate the reproducibility and accuracy of the sonar technique of measurement of the in vivo fetal crown-rump length (Robinson, 1973), a series of in vivo and in vitro experiments was performed in which the random and systematic errors inherent in the technique were assessed. The potential sources of random error were those of operator(More)
A method is reported by which the "in utero" crown-rump length of the fetus may be determined by sonar in the first trimester of pregnancy. The accuracy of the technique was assessed by comparing the sonar and the direct postabortum measurements of fetuses in cases of missed abortion. A normal curve of fetal crown-rump length was derived from 214(More)
Ovarian follicular growth during the periovulatory period was measured using real-time ultrasound in 33 patients during 53 spontaneous ovulatory cycles. The mean follicular diameter increased from 14.1 mm four days before ovulation to a maximum of 20.1 mm on the day of presumptive ovulation. The results correspond with previous static ultrasound studies of(More)
Seventeen fetuses were diagnosed with isolated congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) on mid-trimester ultrasound at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, between January, 1992 and December 1995. Sixteen of the 17 cases had an amniocentesis performed and all karyotypes were normal. The remaining case was phenotypically normal, except for a clubfoot. None of(More)
The first 100 patients undergoing first trimester transabdominal chorionic villus sampling (placental biopsy) in our hospital are reviewed. At the time of follow up 24 patients had delivered, 68 pregnancies were at 24 weeks or more and progressing normally, 7 pregnancies were terminated and there was only 1 spontaneous miscarriage. The advantages of the(More)
During a four-year period 30 patients were diagnosed by sonar in the first trimester of pregnancy as having twin conceptions. Of these 30 patients, 14 eventually gave birth to twins. Eleven of the remaining 16 patients were found to have a normal pregnancy and a coexistent blighted ovum (empty sac), and ultimately all but one gave birth to a single baby;(More)
Radiological estimates of gestational age in late pregnancy were compared with the gestational ages based on first trimester ultrasound crown-rump length measurements in a series of 125 patients. It was found that the 95 per cent confidence limits of a radiological estimate were +/- 3 1/2 weeks, that both distal femoral and upper tibial epiphyses were(More)
Ultrasound examinations of the preovulatory follicle were performed on 39 patients in 58 consecutive spontaneous cycles in which ovum aspiration for in vitro fertilization was planned. Examinations during the follicular phase helped to indicate when patients should be admitted for intensive monitoring of urinary luteinizing hormone (LH) levels and as a(More)
Human ovarian follicular development measured by peripheral plasma hormone levels and ovarian follicular growth assessed by ultrasonic visualization of the ovary were compared and contrasted in apparently normally menstruating women. The linear correlation coefficient between the mean values for plasma estradiol and follicular diameter on day -5 to day 0 of(More)
Three pregnancies have been achieved through in vitro fertilization (IVF) following clomiphene/human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulation monitored only with ultrasound. When the results of 120 stimulated cycles were compared with those from 213 spontaneous cycles during a one-year period, the clomiphene-ultrasound-hCG method led to a significantly(More)