Vasa previa

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel


Primigravida referred for a growth scan.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

The placenta is posterior low lying without covering internal os of the cervix. The umbilical cord is inserted anteriorly. The cord extends within chorio-amniotic membranes from anterior to posterior to reach the placenta and while doing so; it passes across internal cervical os.

Case Discussion

Second trimenter scan in a primigravida female show velamentous cord insertion and vasa previa.

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