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Antepartum diagnosis of vasa praevia—report of a case causing sudden foetal death
  1. C. S. Pallewela

    Abstract

    A case of sudden foetal death due to vasa praevia is reported. The main problem is early ante-partum diagnosis. Three methods are discussed.

    (1) Tests to recognize foetal blood as a routine in ante-partum haemorrhage;

    (2) amnioscopy before amniotomy; in foetal irregularity or bradycardia; in ante-partum haemorrhage;

    (3) tests for foetal bradycardia in early labour as a part of the routine abdominal examination.

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