The FL/AC Ratio for Prediction of Shoulder Dystocia in Women With Gestational Diabetes

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(Abstracted from J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2017;30(19):2378–2381)

Shoulder dystocia in vaginal deliveries can result in neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP), requiring multiple surgical interventions and resulting in severe long-term disability. Sonographic predictors of shoulder dystocia are of particular interest in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as GDM increases the risk of shoulder dystocia.

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