Estimation of Gestational Age from Hand and Foot Length

G. P. Kumar, U. K. Kumar

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Abortion, foeticide and infanticide have been practised from time immemorial by both primitive and civilized societies. Establishing the precise duration of gestation is an important point in the total medical evidentiary picture of infanticide. In this study, an attempt has been made to establish the gestational age of the foetus using foot and hand length. This study will be of help in establishing the gestational age when the foetus is fragmented. Results obtained were significant in establishing the gestational age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Law
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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