European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 10 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 10 (3): 151-152 (2006)

A study to evaluate the relationship between the age of the fetus and intestinal length

Rao Mohandas K.G., Somayaji S.N., Bairy K.L., Nayak S., Vincent R.

Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus); Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India; Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal -576119, India

ABSTRACT Usually, crown heel length (CHL), crown rump length (CRL), head circumference (HC), biparietal diameter (BPD) are commonly used to determine the age of fetuses. In the present study, we attempted to correlate the relationship between fetal age and intestinal length. The CHL, HC and intestinal length (IL) of 100 human abortuses were measured. The results show that there is a steady and progressive increase in IL with fetal age. The IL can be used to determine fetal age when other measurements are abnormal or unavailable.

Keywords: age determination, anthropometry, article, biparietal distance, clinical evaluation, correlation analysis, fetus, head circumference, human, human tissue, intestine

European Journal of anatomy
ISSN 2340-311X (Online)