Clinical case of delivery of a pregnant woman with vasa previa

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Anomalies of the umbilical cord are manifold and pose the greatest danger during the development of labor. Sheath attachment of the umbilical cord is one of the common causes of presentation of umbilical cord vessels. Vasa previa (VP) causes diagnostic difficulties, cannot be corrected during pregnancy and does not affect the birth process, but is characterized by a high frequency of perinatal mortality. This observation demonstrates the need for close attention of obstetrician-gynecologists and ultrasound doctors to such a rare condition as VP. The article discusses the clinical case of successful delivery of a pregnant woman with this pathology.

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E. P. Shevtsova

Volgograd State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia

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Russian Federation, Volgograd

N. A. Linchenko

Volgograd State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia


Russian Federation, Volgograd


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Fig. 1. The placenta (intraoperative photo).

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Fig. 2. Schematic representation of the placenta during presentation of the umbilical cord vessels. 1 - umbilical cord; 2 - vessels of the umbilical cord, split located in the membranes; 3 - holes in the shells after removing the child during cesarean section; 4 - a hole in the membranes after premature rupture of the membranes; 5 - the placenta.

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