Sonar cephalometry in twin pregnancy: Discordancy of the biparietal diameter after 28 weeks' gestation

K. J. Leveno, R. Santos-Ramos, J. H. Duenhoelter, J. S. Reisch, P. J. Whalley

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Abstract

Sonar measured biparietal diameter (BPD) differences of twin pairs were examined in 123 twin pregnancies at or beyond 28 weeks' gestation. Among 117 liveborn sets, the risk of a twin infant being small for gestational age was threefold greater when paired BPD differences were 5 mm or more compared to 4 mm or less. The incidence of fetal death increased from 2.7% for twin pairs with 0 to 6 mm BPD differences to 20% when the difference was 7 mm or more. Sonar cephalometry may be helpful in the antepartum evaluation of twin pregnancies, although detection of BPD discordancy does not preclude normal twin outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-619
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume138
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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