Calcification of fetal teeth as an index of fetal maturation

James A. Lemons*, Lawrence R. Kuhns, Andrew Poznanski

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Abdominal x-rays (by the technique of Bishop2) were taken of 70 gravid women, and fetal age was assessed by the degree of calcification of the fetal teeth. In 7 cases, the teeth could be visualized, and an accurate estimate of gestational age was made from the radiograph. However, it appears at present that visualization of the fetal teeth can be achieved only when the fetal head is not in the maternal pelvis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-630
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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