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Ultrasonographic fetal iliac length measurement in the screening for Down syndrome.

Authors
  • Abuhamad, A Z
  • Kolm, P
  • Mari, G
  • Slotnick, R N
  • Evans, A T 3rd
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1994
Volume
171
Issue
4
Pages
1063–1067
Identifiers
PMID: 7943071
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Iliac length measurement is increased in fetuses with Down syndrome. An observed-to-expected iliac length measurement of > or = 1.21 has a positive predictive value of 1/38 in a low-risk population with a false-positive rate of 2%. This preliminary study suggests that iliac length measurement may be useful as an ancillary screening variable in antenatal screening for Down syndrome.

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