Umbilical vein varix

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 25 yrs
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

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 amenorrhoea.

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 50156
Case created: 21st Dec 2016
Last edited: 22nd Dec 2016
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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