Assessment of umbilical cord coiling during the routine fetal sonographic anatomic survey in the second trimester.

@article{Predanic2005AssessmentOU,
  title={Assessment of umbilical cord coiling during the routine fetal sonographic anatomic survey in the second trimester.},
  author={Mladen Predanic and Sriram C. Perni and Stephen T. Chasen and Rebecca N. Baergen and Frank A. Chervenak},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={185-91; quiz 192-3}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sonographic accuracy to determine the umbilical coiling index (UCI) during the routine fetal anatomic survey in the second trimester. METHODS In 300 consecutive women with singleton pregnancies and absence of gross fetal anomalies who had a routine second-trimester fetal anatomic survey, a distance between 2 pairs of coils was measured from the longitudinal images of the umbilical cord, and the antenatal UCI (aUCI) was calculated. The… CONTINUE READING