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2003-11-24-13 Answer to case of the week #108 © Clavelli www.TheFetus.net


Answer to the case of the week #108

November 28-December 11, 2003

Adrian Clavelli MD

CEMIC fetal treatment center *Dept of Ultrasound, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The following image was obtained  during a routine scan. One can see along a normal vein and artery a bright "line". Because of the discrepancy in size between the artery and the vein it was suspected that this represented a spontaneous thrombosis of the left umbilical artery.

 

And the diagnosis of umbilical vein thrombosis was indeed confirmed at birth:

 

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