Intrauterine growth of twins. A retrospective analysis

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In a retrospective study of 150 twins born between 1970-1977, birth weight, length, and head circumference was plotted against gestational age. In comparison to singletons, all 3 parameters were low normal. While length and head circumference values follow the growth pattern of singletons, prenatal birth weight shows a progressive decline toward maturity. The intrauterine growth pattern of twins resembles that of intrauterine growth retardation of singletons.


External organisations
  • University of Lübeck
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine


  • Birth Weight, Body Height, Brain/embryology, Cephalometry, Female, Germany, West, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Male, Pregnancy, Retrospective Studies, Twins
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-21
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980 Mar
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes