MEASUREMENT OF FETAL NASAL BONE LENGTH BETWEEN 11 TO 15 WEEKS OF GESTATIONAL AGE AND ITS CORRELATION WITH FETAL OUTCOME

Dr. Apoorva Dixit, Dr. Bikash Parida, Dr. S.S.G. Mohapatra, Dr. Niranjan Sahu, Dr. Kapse Pratik Siddheshwar

Abstract


The aim of this study to establish the reference range of fetal nasal bone length (NBL) of Indian fetuses between 11 to 15 weeks of gestational age and to study its correlation with fetal outcome. This study  presents the normal range of fetal Nasal bone length in fetus between 11 to 15 weeks of gestational age. The fetal NBL was measured in millimetres in a strict sagittal view of the fetal head. The NBL appears to be marginally shorter in Indian fetuses than in other fetuses. This indicates that the normal range would vary among races so while considering the measurement a relative percentile is a more reliable screening criterion than an absolute value.


Keywords


Nasal bone, Fetal outcome, Gestational age, Indian fetuses

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