Further Reading

Published Medical Journals & Articles on Vasa Praevia.


RANZCOG Guidelines for the screening, diagnosis and management of Vasa Praevia

Prenatally Diagnosed Vasa Previa: A Single Institution Series of 96 Cases Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol 128, Issue 5, p. 1153

Screening strategies for Vasa Previa during the mid-trimester ultrasound:  a decision and cost effective analysisAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 214, Issue 1, S257 

What is the optimal gestational age of delivery in Vasa Previa? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 214, Issue 1, S329

In vitro fertilization represents a risk factor for vasa praevia, RJME, 57(2 Suppl):627–632


Incidence of and risk indicators for vasa praevia: a systematic review, Ruiter et al, BJOG, Volume 123, Issue 8, p.1278–1287. Interview by the author here

Diagnosis and Management of Vasa Previa, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Using ultrasound in the clinical management of placental implantation abnormalitiesAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol. 213, Issue 4, S70–S77


Vasa Previa: Clinical Presentations, Outcomes and Implications for Management, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol 122, Issue 2, p 352–357.


Literature search on screening for Vasa Praevia, Paula Coles


Philippe Jeanty Poster – Protocol for Routine Screening for Vasa Praevia

Medical Journal Articles on Vasa Praevia

VPRA’s response to National Screening Committee Review on Vasa Praevia

Singapore Case Report

R Chaoui VP Study ISUOG 2009

Journal of Pre-Natal Medicina by Philiipe Jeanty


BMUS Journal Article – Vasa Praevia – A Preventable Tragedy February 2008


Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of vasa praevia and analysis of risk factors


Vasa praevia: a lethal threat to the fetus

Placenta Previa, Placenta Accreta, and Vasa Previa


Vasa Previa: The Impact of Prenatal Diagnosis on Outcomes


Vasa previa: Are most perinatal deaths preventable?

Association of vasa previa at delivery with a history of second-trimester placenta previa.

Prenatal detection of velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord: a prospective color Doppler ultrasound study


Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of vasa previa: ultrasound findings and obstetric outcome in ten cases.


Second trimester low-lying placenta and in-vitro fertilization? Exclude vasa previa.

Vasa previa: prenatal detection by three-dimensional ultrasonography.

Vasa previa: prenatal diagnosis, natural evolution, and clinical outcome.


Vasa previa: an avoidable obstetric tragedy.

Ultrasonography of placenta previa at the third trimester of pregnancy: research for signs of placenta accreta/percreta and vasa previa. Prospective color and pulsed Doppler ultrasonography study of 45 cases.


Antenatal diagnosis of velamentous umbilical cord insertion and vasa previa with color Doppler imaging

A strategy for reducing the mortality rate from vasa previa using transvaginal sonography with color Doppler

Antenatal diagnosis of velamentous umbilical cord insertion and vasa previa with color Doppler imaging

Vasa previa in Ramathibodi Hospital: a 10 years review

Vasa previa: prenatal diagnosis by transperineal sonography with Doppler evaluation

Ante- and intrapartum diagnosis of vasa praevia in singleton pregnancies by colour coded Doppler sonography

Use of transvaginal color Doppler ultrasound to diagnose vasa previa


Evaluation of chemical tests for fetal bleeding from vasa previa

Diagnosis of vasa previa with ultrasound and color flow Doppler: a case report

Prenatal diagnosis of vasa previa presenting as amniotic band. ‘A not so innocent amniotic band’

Role of color flow Doppler ultrasonography in diagnosing velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord and vasa previa. A report of two cases.


Improved neonatal outcome of vasa previa with aggressive intrapartum management. A report of two cases

Prenatal diagnosis of vasa previa with velamentous cord insertion, using Doppler color echography