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Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Dec;12(6):430-3.

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

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


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.

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