Fetal assessment near the limits of viability

Gary Hankins, Luis Pacheco, Tony Soo-Tung Wen

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Abstract

Assessments of gestational age are critical in dealing with the pregnancy at the limits of viability, 22-25-weeks gestation, where neonatal outcomes reveal very significant differences from week to week. The obstetrical team can estimate gestational age within a window of 7-10 days during this critical threshold at the window of viability via determination of last menstrual period, bimanual exam, early pregnancy test, and/or ultrasound. One must also take into account the impact of maternal disease processes, congenital abnormalities, number of fetus(es), and/or fetal growth restriction, along with ongoing evaluation and parental involvement in this decision-making process during the peri-viability period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Assessment of gestation age
  • Limits of viability
  • Neonatal outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Fetal assessment near the limits of viability. / Hankins, Gary; Pacheco, Luis; Soo-Tung Wen, Tony.

In: Seminars in Perinatology, Vol. 37, No. 6, 12.2013, p. 401-403.

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Hankins, Gary ; Pacheco, Luis ; Soo-Tung Wen, Tony. / Fetal assessment near the limits of viability. In: Seminars in Perinatology. 2013 ; Vol. 37, No. 6. pp. 401-403.
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