Irregular yolk sac
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An irregular yolk sac or an abnormally shaped yolk sac is an imaging feature that can be observed in early pregnancy scanning. It may be seen in up to 17% of early pregnancy scans 1. In contrast to an irregular gestational sac, the observation of an irregular yolk sac in not thought to correlate with pregnancy failure - low sensitivity but high specificity 2.
- indeterminate abnormal yolk sac abnormality that should not be considered alone for the diagnosis of failed early pregnancy
- follow-up ultrasonography at 7-14 days to assess the pregnancy for viability is generally appropriate