Shortened fetal humerus

Shortened fetal humerus is a morphological description and is usually defined when the humeral length falls below the 5th percentile or less than 0.9 as predicted by the biparietal diameter (BPD). It can occur in isolation or in association with a number of other anomalies.

The humeral length is not a typical fetal biometric parameter.


Ultrasound - obstetric
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rID: 13774
Section: Approach, Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fetal humeral shortening
  • Shortening of fetal humerus
  • Short humerus - fetus
  • Short fetal humerus

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