Increased fetal abdominal circumference

Increased fetal abdominal circumference is usually given when the abdominal circumference lies above the 90th percentile. During the second and especially third trimesters an increased abdominal circumference usually contributes to a high estimated fetal weight (large for dates fetus), which has been shown to be associated with maternal gestational diabetes. This considered irrespective of the severity of maternal glucose intolerance 1.

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rID: 52936
System: Obstetrics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Increased fetal AC

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