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Descriptor English: Fetal Macrosomia
Descriptor Spanish: Macrosomía Fetal
Descriptor macrosomía fetal
Scope note: Afección de crecimiento fetal excesivo que aboca a un FETO grande para su edad gestacional. Se define como un PESO AL NACER superior a 4.000 gramos o por encima del percentil 90 para las curvas de población y crecimiento específico según el sexo. Se observa generalmente en la DIABETES GESTACIONAL, EMBARAZO PROLONGADO y embarazos complicados por diabetes mellitus preexistente.
Descriptor Portuguese: Macrossomia Fetal
Descriptor French: Macrosomie foetale
Entry term(s): Fetal Macrosomias
Macrosomia, Fetal
Macrosomias, Fetal
Tree number(s): C12.050.703.170.500
C12.050.703.277.570
C12.050.703.726.570
C16.300.570
C19.246.099.968
C23.888.144.186.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005320
Scope note: A condition of fetal overgrowth leading to a large-for-gestational-age FETUS. It is defined as BIRTH WEIGHT greater than 4,000 grams or above the 90th percentile for population and sex-specific growth curves. It is commonly seen in GESTATIONAL DIABETES; PROLONGED PREGNANCY; and pregnancies complicated by pre-existing diabetes mellitus.
Annotation: do not confuse with INFANT, POSTMATURE (born after 42 wks of gestation)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Birth Weight (1966-1986)
Fetal Diseases (1966-1986)
Infant, Newborn, Diseases (1966-1986)
Pregnancy in Diabetes (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note: 87
History Note: 87
Related: Sotos Syndrome MeSH
DeCS ID: 19165
Unique ID: D005320
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/06/18
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Fetal Macrosomia - Preferred
Concept UI M0008403
Scope note A condition of fetal overgrowth leading to a large-for-gestational-age FETUS. It is defined as BIRTH WEIGHT greater than 4,000 grams or above the 90th percentile for population and sex-specific growth curves. It is commonly seen in GESTATIONAL DIABETES; PROLONGED PREGNANCY; and pregnancies complicated by pre-existing diabetes mellitus.
Preferred term Fetal Macrosomia
Entry term(s) Fetal Macrosomias
Macrosomia, Fetal
Macrosomias, Fetal



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