Curr Health Sci J, vol. 46, no. 3, 2020

The Implications of the First Trimester 2d and Volumetric Ultrasound in Pregnancy Outcome

[Original Paper]

M. MARIN(2), D.G. ILIESCU(1,2), S. TUDORACHE(1,2), M. CARA(2), L. NOVAC(1,2), N. CERNEA(1,2), C.L. PATRU(1,2)

(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, Romania


Background. The purpose is to investigate the role of the first trimester ultrasound markers: cown rump lengh (CRL), gestational sac volume (GSV), embryonic volume (EV) and yolk sac volume (YSV) as parameters for outcome. Methods. Observational clinical study that was carried out in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic. The study included a number of 81 unselected patients evaluated from the first trimester. Patients were evaluated in the first trimester by transvaginal ultrasound and followed up during pregnancy. Correlations between the GSV, EV, YSV and CRL was made for assessing outcome. Results. Our study results show that patients with abnormal early ultrasound parameters had a higher incidence of pregnancy complications. Conclusions. An early pregnancy evaluation can be a helpful tool in predicting outcome.

First trimester, ultrasound, outcome

Patru Ciprian Laureniu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, e-mail:

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.46.03.03 - Download PDF