Correlation of Placental Thickness with Gestational Age in Normal Singleton pregnancies using Transabdominal Ultrasound

Keywords: gestational age, placental thickness, correlation.

Abstract

Objectives: To determine correlation of gestational age with placental thickness in normal singleton pregnancies using transabdominal ultrasound.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: 20th September 2021 to 19th March 2022.

Methodology: Total 150 patients who presented to our radiology department for obstetric ultrasound with accurate LMP, viable singleton pregnancy confirmed on ultrasound were selected. Placental thickness and gestational age recorded ultrasonographically after taking detailed history from antenatal women. The procedure was carried out with 3.5 MHz convex array curvilinear transducer through trans abdominal grey scale ultrasound technique. The procedure was performed on Apllio 300, 500 and LogiQ S8 ultrasound machines by principal investigator in ultrasound rooms.

 

Results:

Mean placental thickness was 29.64 ± 4.51 mm and mean gestational age was 30.56 ± 4.67 weeks. Correlation of gestational age with placental thickness in normal singleton pregnancies using transabdominal ultrasound is 0.932 with p-value of 0.0001.

Conclusion:

 This study concluded that there is a strong correlation of gestational age with placental thickness in normal singleton pregnancies using transabdominal ultrasound.

Keywords: gestational age, placental thickness, correlation.



Author Biographies

Zeeshan Khan, DHQ Gahkuch

 Consultant Radiologist

Muzammil Bhutta, PIMS

(MBBS, FCPS Radiology, Fellowship Body Imaging)

Consultant Radiologist Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centres (SKMCH&RC), Peshawar

Najeeb Khan

Resident Radiology, Bolan Medical Complex

Umaima Fatima

MBBS, House Officer Nishtar Hospital, Multan

Muhammad Ali

MBBS, Resident Radiology Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar

Published
2024-04-06
Section
Original Articles