Placenta previa with vasa previa

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Presenting with bleeding in 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Selected images demonstrate that the placental leading edge reaches the internal cervical os (placenta previa). The umbilical vessels leave off from the placental leading edge and cross the internal os prior to entering the amniotic cavity (vasa previa with either marginal or velamentous cord insertion).  

Case Discussion

Ultrasound demonstrates a placenta previa and vasa previa due to either marginal or velamentous cord insertion.  

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Case information

rID: 13490
Case created: 17th Apr 2011
Last edited: 13th Feb 2018
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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