The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) wrote a joint opinion published in the November issue ofObstetrics & Gynecology discouraging use of the general label "term pregnancy" and replacing it with these categories:
early term: 37 weeks to 38 weeks, 6 days;
full term: 39 weeks to 40 weeks, 6 days;
late term: 41 weeks to 41 weeks, 6 days; and
post-term: 42 weeks and beyond.
Increased nuchal lucency, video-clip 1
This video clip shows a fetus with a 5.6 mm nuchal lucency. Chromosomal testing and anatomical scans were normal The baby was normal at birth.
These are the ultrasound images demonstrating the same pathology.
Succenturiate & bilobate placenta
Also called circumvallata (= surrounded by a wall). These are placenta that are a form of placenta extrachorialis, unusual in humans but common in chimpanzee and orang-utan. They are usually benign condition requiring no alteration of management and simply have to be differentiated from other type of bands and membranes in the uterine cavity.
Ultrasound examination in the second & third trimester
Aleksandra Mikic Novakov, MD, PhD
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Normal fetal morphology
Trisomy 21, 12 weeks
Francesco Contarin, MD.
Clinica Sanatrix, Caracas, Venezuela.
Albana Cerekja, MD, PhD*, Flavia Ventriglia, MD**, Vanessa Martucci, MD**, Francesco Cecinato, MD***, Juan Piazze MD, PhD****.
* Ultrasound Division, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy.
** Pediatric Cardiology. Policlinico Umberto I. University “La Sapienza” Rome, Italy.
*** Obstetrics Department. Policlinico Umberto I. University “La Sapienza” Rome, Italy.
**** Ultrasound Division, Ceprano Hospital, Ceprano, Italy.
Multiple fetal anomalies, probably trisomy 18
Frantisek Grochal, MD.
Femicare, s.r.o., Center of prenatal ultrasonographic diagnostics, Martin, Slovak republic. UVN SNP Ruzomberok, Gynecological and obstetrical department. Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Faculty of Health Care, Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic.