Vasa previa

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Background

-painless bleeding from fetal origin.

- mother's life not in danger

-defect in placental formation- umbilical vessels travel through

placental membranes unsupported by other placental tissue. also caused

by extra lobe on placnta


Diagnosis

- suspect of mother with min vag bleeding and no pain, no

contractions, no mat symptoms but fetus with signficant distress


Treatment

c-section