Umbilical vein varix

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Routine antenatal scan for fetal anomalies

Patient Data

Age: 22 wks gestation
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

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Case Discussion

Focal dilatation of umbilical vein is seen, termed as umbilical vein varix. Its association with fetal cardiac anomalies, and complications such as umbilical vein thrombosis and fetal hydrops, makes it an important sonographic finding.

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Case Information

rID: 15872
Case created: 19th Nov 2011
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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