Placenta previa with vasa previa

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Presenting with bleeding in 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Selected images demonstrate that the placental leading edge reaches the internal cervical os (placenta previa). The umbilical vessels leave off from the placental leading edge and cross the internal os prior to entering the amniotic cavity (vasa previa with either marginal or velamentous cord insertion).  

Selected images demonstrating normal biometry.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound demonstrates a placenta previa and vasa previa due to either marginal or velamentous cord insertion.  

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Case information

rID: 13490
Published: 17th Apr 2011
Last edited: 30th Sep 2019
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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