Adverse neonatal outcome in twin pregnancy complicated by small-for-gestational age: twin vs singleton reference charts

Briffa C., Di Fabrizio C., KALAFAT E., Giorgione V., Bhate R., Huddy C., ...More

ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, vol.59, no.3, pp.377-384, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/uog.23764
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.377-384
  • Keywords: birth weight, chorionicity, estimated fetal weight, neonatal outcome, reference charts, singleton, specific, twin pregnancy, ultrasound, BIRTH-WEIGHT, FETAL-GROWTH, MORTALITY, STANDARDS, MORBIDITY, INFANTS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objective The use of twin-specific vs singleton growth charts in the assessment of twin pregnancy has been controversial. The aim of this study was to assess whether a diagnosis of small-for-gestational age (SGA) made using twin-specific estimated-fetal-weight (EFW) and birth-weight (BW) charts is associated more strongly with adverse neonatal outcomes in twin pregnancies, compared with when the diagnosis is made using singleton charts.