Ultrasound measurement of the fetal cerebral ventricles: a prospective, consecutive study

Connie Jörgensen, Ingemar Ingemarsson, Elizabeth Crang Svalenius, Sven Montan, Nils W Svenningsen

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Real-time ultrasound was used in 654 consecutive pregnancies to obtain standard growth parameters for the fetal brain. Measurement of the width of the lateral ventricle (LVW) and hemisphere and their relationships to menstrual age, biparietal diameter, and birth weight were determined. The growth of the LVW was to a great extent independent of birth weight but dependent on menstrual age. Thirteen fetuses with a single ventricular width measurements exceeding +2 SD from the mean were separately evaluated, and all but one case were found to be normal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-190
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Pediatrics/Urology/Gynecology/Endocrinology (013240400), Division of Nursing (Closed 2012) (013065000), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Lund) (013018000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

Free keywords

  • Ultrasound real-time
  • Cerebral ventricles
  • Fetal brain
  • Normal growth


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