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An: 2019, Nr.1, Articol Nr. 1
Title: 

MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF FETAL STOMACH DIMENSIONS

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      C.M. Badiu, G. Lupu, Laura Stroică, T. Marinescu, E. Tarţa-Arsene, Al.T. Ispas - “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Anatomy
      MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF FETAL STOMACH DIMENSIONS (Abstract): Introduction. Inability to view the fetal stomach is associated with a large number of congenital anomalies with a poor prognosis. Because a dilated stomach is a marker of gastrointestinal obstruction, ultrasound examining of the fetal stomach, including evaluation of stomach dimensions, is mandatory. Material and methods. 135 pregnant women were included in the study; they were examined with transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound between January 2016 and January 2019. In each case, sagittal, transverse and longitudinal diameters of the stomach as well as fetal biparietal diameter and abdominal circumference were measured. Results.In our sudy we found a linear growth of stomach dimensions during pregnancy, as well as the existence of statistically significant correlations between the diameters of the stomach, the gestational age, biparietal diameter and abdominal circumference. Conclusions. The ratio between the size of the stomach and other parameters can be used in order to assess the evolution of the fetal stomach. The correct evaluation of digestive tract length and normal reference values are important for clinical practice, especially with regard to proper planning, prognosis and postoperative management of stomach congenital anomalies.
Key words: STOMACH, LONGITUDINAL, TRANSVERSAL, SAGITTAL DIAMETER, ULTRASOUND, MEASUREMENTS
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