Velamentous cord insertion into the lower third of the uterus is associated with intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities.

@article{Hasegawa2006VelamentousCI,
  title={Velamentous cord insertion into the lower third of the uterus is associated with intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities.},
  author={Junichi Hasegawa and Ryu Matsuoka and Kiyotake Ichizuka and Akihiko Sekizawa and Antonio Farina and Takashi Okai},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={425-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accuracy of sonographic identification of the site of umbilical cord insertion (CI) at 18-20 weeks of gestation, to compare the sensitivities for detection of a velamentous cord insertion (VCI) secondary to a CI into the anterior, posterior or fundal wall, and to compare the intrapartum complications secondary to VCI into the upper, middle or lower third of the uterus. METHODS As part of the routine ultrasound scan at 18-20 weeks' gestation we evaluated abnormal CI… CONTINUE READING
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