Definition: 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.
do not confuse with INFANT, POSTMATURE (born after 42 wks of gestation)
See AlsoSotos Syndrome
Other names Macrosomia, Fetal; Macrosomias, Fetal; Fetal Macrosomias