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The fetal adrenal gland area (FAGA), circumference (FAGC) and length (FAGL) were calculated. In 12 abnormal fetuses, FAGA values always fell below the mean +/- 2 SD. Deviations from the normal values were seen in 9 out of 12 cases (75%) in FAGC and in 4 out of 12 cases (33. 3%) in FAGL. Of these pregnancies, 4 (33. 3%) resulted in intrauterine fetal or neonatal death, and 2 neonates (16.