Ultrasound measurements of the diameter of the fetal trachea, larynx and pharynx throughout gestation applicability to prenatal diagnosis of obstructive anomalies of the upper respiratory-digestive tract.

@article{Kalache1999UltrasoundMO,
  title={Ultrasound measurements of the diameter of the fetal trachea, larynx and pharynx throughout gestation applicability to prenatal diagnosis of obstructive anomalies of the upper respiratory-digestive tract.},
  author={Karim Djaffar Kalache and Martina Franz and Rabih Chaoui and Rainer Bollmann},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={211-8}
}
The purpose of the present study was to obtain normative data for the fetal upper respiratory tract by using high-resolution ultrasound techniques. Furthermore, we wanted to test the potential utility of the resulting normograms in diagnosing obstructive lesions of the trachea and oesophagus. Sonographic measurements of the diameters of the trachea, larynx and pharynx were obtained at well-defined planes from a prospective cross-sectional sample of 198 normal patients of known gestational age… CONTINUE READING

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