Direct ultrasonographic measurement of fetal lung length in normal pregnancies and pregnancies complicated by prolonged rupture of membranes.

@article{Roberts1990DirectUM,
  title={Direct ultrasonographic measurement of fetal lung length in normal pregnancies and pregnancies complicated by prolonged rupture of membranes.},
  author={Alistair B. Roberts and Jennifer M Mitchell},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1990},
  volume={163 5 Pt 1},
  pages={
          1560-6
        }
}
Fetal lung length was measured directly with ultrasonography in 20 patients with prolonged rupture of membranes, commencing before 25 weeks' gestation. Measurements were made weekly and compared with data collected from 310 normal pregnancies. Measurement of fetal lung length by ultrasonography was a good predictor of pulmonary hypoplasia, predicting greater than 90% of cases. There was a good correlation between lung size assessed by the last ultrasonographic examination and lung weight… CONTINUE READING

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