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MacGREGOR SCOTT N. DO; TAMURA, RALPH K. MD; SABBAGHA, RUDY E. MD; MINOGUE, JOHN P. D Min; GIBSON, MELINDA E. MD; HOFFMAN, DAVID I. MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 1987
Underestimation of Gestational Age by Conventional Crown-Rump Length Dating Curves: PDF Only
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Inaccuracies in gestational age assignment based on published crown-rump length data were noted in patients with known ovulation dates. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that crown-rump length data derived from pregnancies with known ovulation dates differ from those of menstrually timed pregnancies. Seventy-two previously infertile women with known dates of ovulation had crownrump length measurements from 35-79 days postovulation. We transformed the data to menstrual age (gestational age) by adding 14 days to the date of ovulation and compared our crown-rump length values with those of two previous reports. At corresponding crown-rump length values, the gestational ages from our data differed from those in the previous studies. We suggest using crown-rump length dating curves based on ovulation-timed pregnancies because crown-rump length data derived from menstrually dated pregnancies underestimate true gestational age.(Obstet Gynecol 70:344, 1987)

© 1987 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists