Sonographic Diagnosis of Velamentous and Marginal Placental Cord Insertion
Kelley BP, Klochko CL, Atkinson S, Hillman D, Craig BM, Sandberg SA, Gaba AR, Halabi SS. Sonographic Diagnosis of Velamentous and Marginal Placental Cord Insertion. Ultrasound quarterly 2019; .
Routine second trimester ultrasound (US) examinations include an assessment of the umbilical cord given its vital role as a vascular conduit between the maternal placenta and fetus during fetal development. Placental cord insertion abnormalities can be identified during prenatal US screening and are increasingly recognized as independent risk factors for various complications during pregnancy and delivery. The purpose of this pictorial review is to illustrate examples of velamentous and marginal placental cord insertion with an emphasis on how to differentiate their morphology using color Doppler US.
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