Diagnosis of vasa previa with ultrasonography

Obstet Gynecol. 1987 Mar;69(3 Pt 2):488-91.


An antepartum diagnosis of vasa previa was considered in a patient in whom ultrasound revealed pulsatile loops of cord overlying the cervical os. This diagnosis was confirmed at the time of cesarean delivery. We offer a literature review of vasa previa and make recommendations for using ultrasonography to diagnose vasa previa.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Placenta / blood supply*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography*
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology*