Vasa Previa: Prenatal Diagnosis, Natural Evolution, and Clinical Outcome

@article{Lee2000VasaPP,
  title={Vasa Previa: Prenatal Diagnosis, Natural Evolution, and Clinical Outcome},
  author={Wesley Lee and V. L. Lee and Janet S. Kirk and Christopher T. Sloan and Ramada S. Smith and Christine H. Comstock},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={95},
  pages={572–576}
}

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