Umbilical vein varix

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain


G2 L1. 3rd trimester scan. 36 weeks of amenorrhea. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 25 yrs
Gender: Female

There is focal dilatation of intra-abdominal umbilical vein near anterior abdominal wall of fetus. It measures 12 x 13 mm. There is no thrombosis of vein. Both umbilical arteries are normal.

Rest of the fetal anatomical survey was normal. "UB" refers to the urinary bladder.

Fetal growth corresponded to duration of amenorrhea.

Case Discussion

3rd trimester ultrasound shows an isolated finding of an umbilical vein varix.

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