Home > Journals > Minerva Ginecologica > Past Issues > Minerva Ginecologica 2002 August;54(4) > Minerva Ginecologica 2002 August;54(4):293-6

CURRENT ISSUE
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

MINERVA GINECOLOGICA

A Journal on Obstetrics and Gynecology


Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index


eTOC

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES  


Minerva Ginecologica 2002 August;54(4):293-6

language: Italian

Early transvaginal measurement of cephalic index for the detection of fetuses at risk for Down syndrome

Guariglia L., Rosati P.


PDF  


Background. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of cephalic index screening in early pregnancy for the identification of fetuses at risk for trisomy 21.
Methods. Measurements of cephalic index, calculated as the ratio between biparietal diameter/occipito-frontal diameter, were obtained in 36 Down syndrome fetuses and the values were compared with normal data in the same gestational periods considered.
Results. Cephalic index was found to show fairly constant values throughout the period evaluated. The measurements obtained in Down syndrome fetuses were similar to those obtained in euploid fetuses.
Conclusions. The data obtained show that in early pregnancy cephalic index cannot be considered a useful tool in the detection of fetuses at risk for Down syndrome.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail