Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome. Beyond 20 weeks of gestation, the most frequent causes of bleeding associated with maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality are placenta previa and placental abruption. Cervical varix during pregnancy is a rare condition. To our knowledge, only 6 cases have been reported in the literature. Most of these cases are associated with preterm birth and high maternal morbidity. The optimal management and mode of delivery remain undetermined. We report a case of cervical varix diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasonography at 21 weeks of gestation. The pregnancy was complicated by several episodes of vaginal bleeding, and the patient delivered at 32 weeks. Color and power Doppler examination of the cervix played a key role in establishing the diagnosis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging