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

Evaluation

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

Differential Diagnosis

Vaginal Bleeding in Pregnancy (>20wks)

Evaluation

Management

  • C-section

Disposition

  • Admit

See Also

References


See Also

Vaginal Bleeding (Main)