Velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord.

@article{Kouyoumdjian1980VelamentousIO,
  title={Velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord.},
  author={A. Kouyoumdjian},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1980},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={
          737-42
        }
}
Vas previa remains one of the most unexpected and tragic accidents in obstetrics. The diagnosis is rarely made before delivery and, even when the condition has been recognized during labor on rare occasions, the fetal mortality has been extremely high. The fact that the fetus is at maximum risk while there is no maternal hazard at all makes this condition unique in obstetrics and demands that management be directed exclusively toward saving the baby. From a review of the literature an attempt… CONTINUE READING

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