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Ukoha PO

Department Radiation Medicine and Obstetric and Gynecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Relationship between Sonographic Placental Thickness and Gestational Age in Normal Singleton Fetuses in Enugu, Southeast Nigeria
    Author(s): Agwuna KK*, Eze CU, Ukoha PO and Umeh UA

    Background: The accuracy of common ultrasound parameters for the estimation of gestational age (GA) decreases as pregnancy advances in age. Hence, there is need to explore other parameters that may complement the established fetal biometric parameters in predicting GA in late pregnancy. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the sonographic placental thickness (PT) and GA in the second and third trimesters. Subjects and Methods: A crossâÂÂÂ??ÂÂÂ??sectional study of 627 normal pregnant women with GA between 14 and 40 weeks was conducted at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital ItukuâÂÂÂ??ÂÂÂ??Ozalla, Enugu from May 2013 to February 2014 by sonography. Anteroposterior diameter of the placenta was measured at the level of the umbilical cord insertion. The last me.. Read More»

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