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Ultrasonographic Evidence of Intra-abdominal Umbilical Vein Dilatation: Is It a True Varix?
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PMID:  22261512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fetal intraabdominal umbilical vein (FIUV) dilatation, or varix, is a rare ultrasonographic (US) finding of focal dilatation of the umbilical vein. This article describes FIUV tortuosity in cases with suspected varix and provides ultrasonographic criteria for its diagnosis. Cases of suspected FIUV varix referred to our unit for final diagnosis and follow-up were studied. Each woman underwent comprehensive US evaluations that included basic grayscale scan and color Doppler scan. In 12 singleton pregnancies, primary grayscale scan confirmed FIUV dilatation. Supplementary color Doppler scans, however, revealed linear bidirectional blood flow and FIUV tortuosity in all cases. Color Doppler scans did not depict true FIUV dilatations or varix but rather a tortuous course of the vein. A normal pregnancy outcome can be expected in these cases.
Yoni Cohen; Joseph Har-Tov; Gideon Fait; Igal Wolman; Ariel Jaffa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in medicine & biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-291X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0410553     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Med Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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