The crown-rump length in early human pregnancy: a reappraisal


R. Schats, MD.


Summary. The crown-rump length (CRL) was measured by means of transvaginal sonography in 41 pregnancies resulting from in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The embryonic CRL could be determined as early as 25 days after follicle aspiration. A reference chart was constructed relating the CRL to the number of days following follicle aspiration. Comparison with the CRL chart by Robinson & Fleming (1975) currently in use revealed that transvaginal sonography allows earlier and more accurate measurement of embryonic CRL.