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Pregnant. Ultrasound reports shows Single umbilical artery and Single emiverteba in foetus. Continue pregnancy?

Patient Name : Anita
Age : 37 yrs
1st Child - on 23 Jan 2001, Caegerian due to placenta previa and no labur pain
2nd - 6-8 week Missed abortion in 2009 due to no foetal development
Present Case
Pregnant for 3rd time.
LMP – 20 Dec 12
Double marker test – Negative
other problem - Cholesistitis
At 18 week of pregnancy while undergoing ultrasound, the doctor told me that the foetus has flowing two problems:-
(a)     Single umbilical artery, AF adequate

(b) Single emiverteba - thoracolumbar spine, with mild scolisis

(c) Lt kidney :- Moderate hydronephrosis and hydro ureter, marked clubbing of cayces, poor corticomedullary diffrentiation with increased renal echogenicity, thin renal parenchyma
(d) Small echogenic intracardiac focus
(e) Humerus and femur between 5-50 percentile - not very significant

Request advise on:-
(a)     Wheter to continue with the pregnancy
(b)Likely problems for the baby in futurtre.
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Single umbilical artery means there is only one artery one vein otherwise there are two artery one vein normally. It is rarely problem associated with congenital abnormalities (cardiac, neural and renal) and chromosomal defect in the fetus.
Half and two third baby born normal with this problem other have congenital and chromosomal deformity.You should consult a gynecologist and your foetus detailed ultrasonogrphy done to rule out any congenital deformity.
Don't worry.
God bless you.
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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