Vasa previa

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Background

  • Fetal blood vessels from the umbilical cord run in close proximity to cervical os
    • Seldom recognized prior to vessel disruption

Risk Factors

  1. Placenta previa
  2. IVF
  3. Bilobed placenta

Diagnosis

  • Painless bleeding occurs during SROM
    • Fetal in origin (mother's life is not at risk)
    • May lead to fetal exsanguination

Treatment

C-section

Source

Tintinalli