Yolk sac

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

5 weeks and 5 days early pregnancy with yolk sac and fetal pole.

Case Discussion

The yolk sac is the first anatomical structure identified within the gestational sac. It plays a critical role in embryonal development by providing nutrients, serving as the site of initial hematopoiesis, and contributing to the development of fetal gastrointestinal and reproductive systems.

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Case information

rID: 36435
Published: 30th Apr 2015
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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