Estimating fetal weight in the management of macrosomia.

  title={Estimating fetal weight in the management of macrosomia.},
  author={David A Sacks and Wei Chen},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  volume={55 4},
The purpose of this review is to examine the evidence that, including estimates of fetal macrosomia in patient care, will decrease adverse perinatal outcomes. A literature search for the years 1980 to 1999 was used. Shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries occur more often in macrosomic than in non-macrosomic neonates. However, 26 to 58 percent of shoulder dystocias and 24 to 44 percent of brachial plexus injuries occur to babies weighing less than 4000 gm. Persistence of impairment is… CONTINUE READING


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