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Cranial ultrasound assessment of gestational age in low birthweight infants.
  1. N P Murphy,
  2. J Rennie,
  3. R W Cooke
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Liverpool Maternity Hospital.

    Abstract

    The anatomical features of the cerebral hemispheres of 97 infants were studied by ultrasonography. A scoring system was devised based on anatomical and ultrasound appearances and compared with gestational age calculated from the date of the mother's last period. There was a significant positive correlation between gestational age and ultrasound score. Cranial ultrasonography is an accurate and reproducible method of assessing gestational age in low birthweight infants.

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