+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Fetal transverse cerebellar diameter measured by ultrasound does not differ between genders



Fetal transverse cerebellar diameter measured by ultrasound does not differ between genders



Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 284(2): 299-302



The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between fetal transverse cerebellar diameter (TCD) and gestational age of male and female fetus in women under low-risk prenatal care between the 13th and 40th week of gestation. A cross-sectional study was carried out with 184 pregnant women, at the age of 18 years or more, gestational age ranging from 13 to 40 weeks, with a single fetus. A single TCD measurement by ultrasound was used for each fetus. Correlations between fetal TCD and gestational age were determined for the whole sample and each gender separately. We identified 102 males and 82 female fetuses. A linear correlation was observed between fetal TCD and gestational age for the whole sample (r = 96.9%; p < 0.001). A significant linear correlation was also observed for both males (r = 97.0%; p < 0.001) and females (r = 96.9%; p < 0.001). Comparing the regression lines between genders, no significant difference was observed. The data of this study suggest TCD fetal ultrasound as a predictive biometric parameter of gestational age independently of fetal gender in the last two trimesters of a pregnancy.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 053233054

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 20714740

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-010-1644-5


Related references

Transverse cerebellar diameter and transverse cerebellar diameter/ abdominal circumference index for assessing fetal growth. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 11(1): 50-56, 1996

Ratio of fetal anteroposterior to transverse cerebellar diameter for detection of the cerebellar hypoplasia in the second trimester and comparison with trisomy 18. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 41(11): 1757-1761, 2015

Surveillance of fetal growth and fetal cerebellar transverse diameter by ultrasonographic measurement. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 72(2): 65-7 126, 1992

Fetal transverse cerebellar diameter measurements in normal and reduced fetal growth. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 15(1): 47-51, 2000

Fetal transverse cerebellar diameter/abdominal circumference ratio in assessing fetal size. International Journal Of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 50(2): 159-163, 1995

The fetal transverse cerebellar diameter/abdominal circumference ratio: a gestational age-independent method of assessing fetal size. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 12(7): 379-382, 1993

Fetal transverse cerebellar diameter in Thai population. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 84(Suppl. 1): S346-S351, 2001

Fetal transverse cerebellar diameter in different ethnic groups. Journal of Perinatal Medicine 28(1): 14-19, 2000

Intrauterine growth retardation and fetal transverse cerebellar diameter. Prenatal Diagnosis 14(12): 1101-1105, 1994

Fetal transverse cerebellar diameter increases linearly throughout gestation. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 168(1 Part 2): 347, 1993

The fetal transverse cerebellar diameter as a predictor of gestational age in the third trimester. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 168(1 Part 2): 347, 1993

Ultrasound measurement of fetal abdominal circumference and the ratio of biparietal diameter to transverse abdominal diameter in a mixed Nigerian population. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 27(1): 1-6, 1988

Small fetal transverse cerebellar diameter: a screening test for spina bifida. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 101(10): 904-905, 1994

Assessment of fetal growth using the ratio of the transverse cerebellar diameter to abdominal circumference. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 135(1): 33-37, 2016