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What is cephalic index in pregnancy?

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The cephalic index (CI) is a value calculated using two fetal biometric parameters which are the occipitofrontal diameter (OFD) and the biparietal diameter (BPD). Use to discriminate between a normal fetal head shape and a head that is abnormal enough to alter the estimation of the fetal age based on the BPD. Cephalic Index, Ultrasonography, Foetal Biparietal Diameter. PDF | Cephalic index was proposed originally as a means of recognizing altered head shape and. early weeks and brachycranial at term pregnancy. Objective: The aim of this study was to produce normal cephalic index values by transvaginal scan early in pregnancy and to evaluate the.


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