Velamentous cord insertion: a rare cause of emergency caesarean section

Raimi Z, and Ng, Beng Kwang and Abdul Kadir AK, and Lim, Pei Shan (2016) Velamentous cord insertion: a rare cause of emergency caesarean section. Journal of Surgical Academia, 6 (2). pp. 37-39. ISSN 2231-7481


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Pregnancies complicated with velamentous cord insertion (VCI) are at risk of adverse perinatal outcome. Placental and umbilical cord assessment should be performed during routine obstetric ultrasound. We report a case of velamentous cord insertion that was not identified antenatally. A 28-year-old primigravida at 40 weeks gestation presented in active phase of labour. Intrapartum, cardiotocography (CTG) tracing was pathological. Thus, decision was made for emergency caesarean section and a velamentous cord insertion was found. Despite a favourable outcome, this case highlighted the importance of antenatal diagnosis of VCI and thus preventing catastrophic outcome.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Adverse outcome; Antenatal diagnosis; Perinatal; Ultrasound; Velamentous cord
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:10242
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:27 Mar 2017 07:48
Last Modified:29 Mar 2017 08:58

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