Absent ductus venosus

Case contributed by Dr Ersen Alp Özbalcı


2nd pregnancy. 14 weeks of gestation. Patient referred for 11 to 14 weeks detailed ultrasound examination.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Antenatal ultrasound

Case Discussion

The umbilical vein bypasses the portal sinus and the liver and is connected to the systemic venous circulation via an abnormal venous channel extending from the umbilical vein to the midportion of the inferior vena cava.

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Case information

rID: 42572
Published: 28th Jan 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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