Fetal Skull Dimensions : Mnemonic

Anteroposterior Diameters

Mnemonic:

  1. Larger the alphabets, larger the diameter (V>F>B)
  2. Diameters with “sub” prefix are smaller than counterpart without it.

fetal skull AP

  1. mento-Vertical: 14 cm
    • SUB-mento-Vertical: 11.5 cm
  2. occipito-Frontal: 11.5 cm
    • SUB-occipito-Frontal: 10.5 cm
  3. sub-occipito-Bregmatic: 9.5 cm
  4. sub-mento-Bregmatic: 9.5 cm

Transverse Diameters

fetal skull transverse

Mnemonic: MTP (Medical Termination of Pregnancy) in increasing order.

  1. bi-Mastoid: 7.5 cm
  2. bi-Temporal: 8 cm
  3. bi-Parietal: 9.5 cm

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