Absent ductus venosus

Case contributed by Dr Ersen Alp Özbalcı


2nd pregnancy. 14 weeks of gestation. Patient referred for 11-14 weeks detailed ultrasound examination

Patient Data

Age: 29 year
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

CRL: 66.7 mm corresponding to 13 weeks 0 days fetus

NT: 1.7 mm

FHR: 171 bpm


Case Discussion

The umbilical vein bypasses the portal sinus and the liver and is connected to the systemic venous circulation via an abnormal venous channel extending from the umbilical vein to the midportion of the inferior vena cava 

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Case Information

rID: 42572
Case created: 28th Jan 2016
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2016
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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