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In utero development of the fetal gall bladder in the Korean population

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Authors
Moon, Min Hoan; Cho, Jeong Yeon; Kim, Ju Hee; Lee, Young Ho; Jung, Sung Il; Lee, Myung Sook; Cho, Hyeun Cha
Issue Date
2008-02-07
Publisher
Korean Radiological Society
Citation
Korean J Radiol 2008;9(1):54-58
Keywords
Gallbladder/*embryology/ultrasonographyGestational AgePregnancyReference ValuesStatistics, NonparametricUltrasonography, Doppler, Color*Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To provide reference ranges of the fetal gall bladder in the Korean population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fetal gall bladder development was evaluated in well-dated, non-anomalous fetuses in the Korean population between February and April 2003 and the visualization rate and reference values were determined from the obtained data. RESULTS: The visualization rate of the fetal gall bladder increased as gestation advanced to a plateau above 90%, which was maintained between 16 and 34 weeks. The measured parameters from the fetal gall bladder had a significant positive relationship with gestational age (p = 0.000 for all cases), and the correlation of length and area with the gestational age (r = 0.741 and r = 0.690, respectively) was better than the correlation of width, height, and volume with gestational age. The repeatability coefficients and coefficients of variation between the two operators were 5.56 mm and 12.9% for the length and 344.11 mm(2) and 33.52% for the area. The median length of the fetal gall bladder in the Korean population was not significantly different from the mean length of gall bladders in the Caucasian and African-American populations (p = 0.915). CONCLUSION: We have provided reference values for the fetal gall bladder throughout the gestation period in the Korean population.
ISSN
1229-6929 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/62737
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3348/kjr.2008.9.1.54
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