Correlation Between Ultrasonographically Estimated Fetal Weight and Actual Birth Weight in Females Presenting in a Tertiary Care Hospital

  • Asif Rehman Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Hussain Rashid Ihsan Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Usman Ali Khan Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Sana Sharif Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Rabiah Anwar Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
Keywords: Correlation, Fetal Birth Weight, Hadlock formula, Ultrasonography

Abstract

Objective: To determine the correlation between ultrasono-graphically estimated fetal weight and actual birth weight in females presenting in a tertiary care hospital.

Study Design: Comparative cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Radiology Peripheral Nervous System, PNS Shifa Hospital Karachi Pakistan, from Sep 2018 to Jan 2019.

Methodology: Fifty pregnant females were enrolled after meeting the inclusion criteria. A consultant radiologist calculated fetal weight by measuring biparietal diameter (BPD), head circumference (HC), femur length (FL) and abdominal circumference (AC) with the help of an ultrasound (USG) machine having a Hadlock 3 weight estimation algorithm. A paediatrician noted actual birth weight with a weighing scale after delivery.

Results: The mean fetal weight on ultrasound was 2.52±0.34kg. The mean actual birth weight of the babies was 2.66±0.42 kg. A strong positive correlation (r=0.575, p<0.05) was found between ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation and actual birth weight.

Conclusion: Ultrasonography is an accurate, safe, cost-effective and easy available imaging modality for fetal weight  estimation.

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Published
2022-11-01
How to Cite
Rehman, A., Ihsan, H., Khan, U., Sharif, S., & Anwar, R. (2022). Correlation Between Ultrasonographically Estimated Fetal Weight and Actual Birth Weight in Females Presenting in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(5), 1581-85. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i5.4806
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