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Title: Limitations of current definitions of miscarriage using mean gestational sac diameter and crown-rump length measurements: a multicenter observational study
Authors: Abdallah, Y ×
Daemen, Anneleen
Kirk, E
Pexsters, Anne
Naji, O
Stalder, C
Gould, D
Ahmed, S
Guha, S
Syed, S
Bottomley, C
Timmerman, Dirk
Bourne, Tom #
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Series Title: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology vol:38 issue:5 pages:497-502
Article number: 10.1002/uog.10109
Abstract: There is significant variation in cut-off values for mean gestational sac diameter (MSD) and embryo crown-rump length (CRL) used to define miscarriage, values suggested in the literature ranging from 13 to 25 mm for MSD and from 3 to 8 mm for CRL. We aimed to define the false-positive rate (FPR) for the diagnosis of miscarriage associated with different CRL and MSD measurements with or without a yolk sac in a large study population of patients attending early pregnancy clinics. We also aimed to define cut-off values for CRL and MSD that, on the basis of a single measurement, can definitively diagnose a miscarriage and so exclude possible inadvertent termination of pregnancy.
ISSN: 0960-7692
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Development and Regeneration - miscellaneous (+)
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