Ear length in trisomy 21 fetuses at 11-14 weeks of gestation.

  title={Ear length in trisomy 21 fetuses at 11-14 weeks of gestation.},
  author={Clara Sacchini and Ahmad El-Sheikhah and Simona Cicero and Georgios Rembouskos and Kypros H. Nicolaides},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  volume={22 5},
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of measuring fetal ear length at 11-14 weeks of gestation in screening for chromosomal defects. METHODS The fetal ear length was measured in 450 fetuses immediately before chorionic villus sampling for karyotyping at 11-14 weeks of gestation. RESULTS The median gestational age was 12 (range, 11-14) weeks. The fetal ear was successfully examined in all cases. The fetal karyotype was normal in 409 cases and abnormal in 41, including 32 cases of trisomy 21. In… CONTINUE READING


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