Author Araujo Junior, Edward Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Peixoto, Alberto Borges Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Zamarian, Ana Cristina Perez Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Elito Junior, Julio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tonni, Gabriele Google Scholar
Abstract Fetal macrosomia is defined as birth weight >4000 g and is associated with several maternal and fetal complications such as maternal birth canal trauma, shoulder dystocia, and perinatal asphyxia. Early identification of risk factors could allow preventive measures to be taken to avoid adverse perinatal outcomes. Prenatal diagnosis is based on two-dimensional ultrasound formulae, but accuracy is low, particularly at advanced gestation. Three-dimensional ultrasound could be an alternative to soft tissue monitoring, allowing better prediction of birth weight than two-dimensional ultrasound. In this article, we describe the definition, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, ultrasound monitoring, prenatal care, and delivery in fetal macrosomia cases. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords fetal macrosomia
gestational diabetes mellitus
birth weight
two-dimensional ultrasound
three-dimensional ultrasound
induction of labor
shoulder dystocia
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Oxford
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Oxford, v. 38, p. 83-96, 2017.
ISSN 1521-6934 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd
Extent 83-96
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000393007400009

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