Poor perinatal outcome associated with vasa previa: is it preventable? A report of three cases and review of the literature

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  • Dr T. Y. Fung,

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    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
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  • T. K. Lau

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
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Abstract

We describe three cases of vasa previa and review the English-language literature for all cases reported since 1980. Antenatal diagnosis was significantly associated with decreased fetal mortality (p = 0.033). A low-lying placenta is a risk factor for vasa previa, as it occurred in 81% of patients. Copyright © 1998 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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