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Did a SUA (single umbilical artery) cause my baby to die?

Did a SUA (single umbilical artery) cause my baby to die?

Doubtful: Many infants are born with a single umbilical artery and have an uncomplicated life. For some, it is just one of many abnormalities that are part of a complex pattern or syndrome, and could be part of a chromosome defect. I encourage parents to have a full workup done on infant deaths so they can understand what happened, and any implications for future pregnancies. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Single umbilical artery?

What is the definition or description of: Single umbilical artery?

Umbelical cord: normally has 2 arteries and 1 vein 4 different kinds Type 1-Most common comprising 98% of cases has2 patent vessles 1 an artery of the allentoin and the vein from the left umbelical vein this form is most associated with genito urinary abnormality usually associated with pregnancies in extreme maternal age,smoking.diabetes ,hypertension ...Read more

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Issues with single umbilical artery?

Issues with single umbilical artery?

Majority no problem: Usually the cord has 2 arteries and a vein. It is found in about 5% of pregnancies. The vast majority have no problems at birth, however in about a fourth of these kids there is a higher incidence of malformations that could be in the GI tract, the heart or the nervous system. Also it is associated with higher incidence of chromosomal anomalies like trisomy 18 or trisomy 13. ...Read more

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What are the long terms effects of single umbilical artery?

What are the long terms effects of single umbilical artery?

Usually none.: Single umbilical artery is rarely associated with genetic syndromes such as trisomy 18 (edwards' syndrome), in which case it has long-term effects. 99% of the time it is a benign variant of the umbilical anatomy without any long-term consequence. ...Read more

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What is sua (single umbilical artery)?

What is sua (single umbilical artery)?

Single artery: Usually in the umbilical cord there are two arteries and one vein. Every now and then a baby is born with one artery in the umbilical cord. In the majority of cases this is not a problem. That single artery can support the pregnancy. Occasionally the single artery can indicate the presence of a congenital abnormality of heart, kidney, intestines. This can be identified by ultrasound. ...Read more

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My baby had single umbilical artery, is that why he had coarctation aortic arch + lary, trach, bronc malacia?

My baby had single umbilical artery, is that why he had coarctation aortic arch + lary, trach, bronc malacia?

No: The single umbilical artery did not cause those issues. Single umbilical arteries are related to many issues (though not specifically related to the lesions you mentioned). But nevertheless, it was not the cause per se. ...Read more

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25weeks pregnant with twins and baby a has a single umbilical artery. Should i be concerned?

25weeks pregnant with twins and baby a has a single umbilical artery. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: Single umbilical artery does not necessarily pose a risk to you or your child as an umbilical cord with just one artery is sufficient to support a pregnancy to term. However, sua does increase your child’s risk for certain birth defects. Talk to your OB about this and see if you need additional workup.... ...Read more

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I have a condition called single umbilical artery(sua). Are there any risk on my pregnancy or any bad effects on my baby after delivery?

I have a condition called single umbilical artery(sua). Are there any risk on my pregnancy or any bad effects on my baby after delivery?

Confusing question: You ? Had a sua or the baby ? This is a variable finding that most often turns out to be an innocent incidental finding.A subgroup of patients will have chromosome defects or genetic syndromes, with other obvious anomalies. If this has not affected you so far, i would not expect any issues with the baby.Consult a geneticist affiliated with a children's hospital or medical school to gain more info. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I am 6 months pregnant with twins.One of my twin is found to have single umbilical artery in the anomaly scan. Is there any prob wit this?

Maybe: Single umbilical artery occurs in up to 1% of all pregnancies. In 25%, the baby may have abnormalities of the heart, skeletal system, and kidneys among other things. Your doctor may want to send you for a higher level ultrasound study for a more intensive fetal survey evaluation. If other problems are found then genetic counseling is often obtained .Remember, in 75% there are no problems. ...Read more

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Epigenics & C.H.D. had local anæsthetic near my ankle during 1st few weeks of pregnancy. Fetus had single umbilical artery. Born with COA. Connection?

Epigenics & C.H.D. had local anæsthetic near my ankle during 1st few weeks of pregnancy. Fetus had single umbilical artery. Born with COA. Connection?

Highly unlikely: lidocaine is not a known teratogen, very well documented. A single umbilical artery and other birth defects including coarctation of the aorta may have genetic cause.. Is your baby female? A clinical genetics consult is indicated, as you deserve genetics counseling and testing. Contact your local clinical geneticist, or you may ask for a live consultation through Healthtap. ...Read more

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Im 20 weeks pregnant. Level II ultrasound shows Single Umbilical Artery. Doctor said to go for Triple Test. I am very much worried. Is SUA a problem f?

Im 20 weeks pregnant. Level II ultrasound shows Single Umbilical Artery. Doctor said to go for Triple Test. I am very much worried. Is SUA a problem f?

Most are fine: There are a few conditions where this is associated with one or more birth defects.In most, it is an incidental finding in an otherwise normal baby. Sometimes technology adds to our worries before it helps us. ...Read more

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Doppler velocimetry fetal umbilical artery, what is this?

Doppler velocimetry fetal umbilical artery, what is this?

Measuring blood: doppler readings measure the speed, and flow pattern of blood in the umbilical artery. The specific measurements and patterns are evaluated to see if they are within normal limits ...Read more

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Why did the tech call the doctor in the room when she saw only one umbilical artery on sono?

Doubles: Most umbilical cords have two arteries. They called the doctor because of this congenital anomaly. That does not necessarily mean anything, and your baby should be healthy, though it does need to be noted. ...Read more

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What is the cause of single umbelical artery and would you recommend to terminate?

What is the cause of single umbelical artery and would you recommend to terminate?

See below: Most cases of single umbilical artery are random occurrence and associated anomalies found in genitourinary tract or in gastrointestinal tract are usually not serious in nature. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

It depends: Depending on the type of coronary artery anomaly, no treatment may be necessary. For other types of anomalies, surgery may be necessary to reduce the risk of future cardiac events. Consult your cardiologist who should be able to help answer your questions about your specific type of abnormality and potential risks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment approach to aneurysm of celiac artery (w/dissection), measuring 1.5 x 2.7 centimeters?

What is the best treatment approach to aneurysm of celiac artery (w/dissection), measuring 1.5 x 2.7 centimeters?

Surgery or others: This is really complex, options include open repair , bypass surgery with ligation or just simple ligation. Other less invasive options include endovascular stenting or coil embolization. You must consult with your vascular surgeon to discuss these option which depends on the location of the aneurysm, amount of collaterals , presence of other aneurysms and patient medical condition. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infaret?

What is the best treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infaret?

3 interventions: 1. Treatment in a stroke unit. 2.IV rtPA therapy administered within 3 hours of onset to patients with ischemic stroke. 3. Aspirin administered within the first 48 hours of stroke. After patients are treated for a stroke, their typical initial rehabilitation program will last 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for wide intracranial arteries caused by chronic hypertension?

What is the best treatment for wide intracranial arteries caused by chronic hypertension?

Intracranial HBP: The most significant treatment is to lower your blood pressure into a normal range. See your doctor for management of your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Single Umbilical Artery (Definition)

normally has 2 arteries and 1 vein 4 different kinds Type 1-Most common comprising 98% of cases has2 patent vessles 1 an artery of the allentoin and the vein from the left umbelical vein this form is most associated with genito urinary abnormality usually associated with pregnancies in ...Read more