Prenatal Diagnosis of Umbilical Artery Aneurysm with Good Fetal Outcome and Review of Literature QD01-QD03
Dr. Neetha M Vyas,
Ashraya 1st Main, 3rd Cross, Subashnagar, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka, India.
Umbilical artery aneurysm is a rare condition. Till date, 14 cases are reported and only 4 had good fetal outcome. Umbilical artery aneurysm is associated with high risk of fetal aneuploidy and fetal demise. Though umbilical cord anomalies are rare, they are associated with significant fetal morbidity and mortality. We report a case of umbilical artery aneurysm which was detected at 33 weeks of gestation on ultrasonography as an anechoic cyst close to cord insertion with turbulent blood flow in it. The patient was hospitalized and with intensive fetal surveillance and early delivery, a live born fetus was achieved. Baby’s karyotype was normal. Pathologic examination confirmed umbilical artery aneurysm close to cord insertion.