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2009-03-21-11 Vasa praevia, two cases © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/

Vasa praevia, two cases 

Fabrice Cuillier, MD.

Department of Gynecology, Felix Guyon Hospital, 97400 Saint- Denis, Ile de la Reunion, France; tel: 0262 90 55 22; fax : 0262 90 77 30.

Case report

The following images show two cases of the vasa praevia diagnosed during second trimester scanning.

Case 1

Images 1, 2: The image 1 shows lower segment of the uterus with two parts of the placenta (PL) localized on the anterior and posterior walls of the uterus. The images 2 shows color Doppler imagination of the vasa praevia passing above the inner os of the cervix.

 

Images 3, 4: The images show gray scale (Image 3) and color Doppler (Image 4) scans of the fetal cervix with the vasa praevia crossing the inner os of the cervix.

 

Images 5, 6: The images show color Doppler (Image 5) and color Doppler glass body mode (Image 4) scans of the fetal cervix with the vasa praevia crossing the inner os of the cervix.

 

Image 7: Detailed view on the cervix with the vasa praevia using the color Doppler glass body mode.

Case 2

 

Images 9, 10: The images show color Doppler scans of the fetal cervix with the vasa praevia crossing the inner os of the cervix. The spectral Doppler shows fetal heart frequency within the vessel crossing the inner or of the cervix.

 

Images 11: Postnatal appearance of the two parts of the bilobate placenta connected by the vasa praevia.

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