Umbilical vein varix

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel


Primigravida patient. Presents with lower abdominal pain for a few hrs. 11-13 wks and 20-22 wks scans were normal.

Patient Data

Age: 20-25 years
Gender: Female

There is focal dilatation of intra-abdominal segment of umbilical vein before entering the liver. Diameter range is 11-13 mm. There is no thrombosis of the vein. 

There was no other anatomical abnormality in the fetus.

Case Discussion

An isolated finding of intra-abdominal type of umbilical vein varix.

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