Umbilical vein varix

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

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Routine antenatal scan for fetal anomalies

Patient Data

Age: 22 wks gestation
Gender: Female
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
Published: 19th Nov 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Obstetrics
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