Single Umbilical Artery and Associated Hydronephrosis: A Report of 2 Cases

Vivekanand Singh, Rashmi Patel, Pramila Pradhan

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BACKGROUND: A single umbilical artery (SUA) in a fetus may be associated with hydronephrosis. CASES: We describe 2 cases of SUA, one of which had severe hydronephrosis with ascites and was stillborn. The other case was born alive with a unilateral hydroureter and is being managed with close monitoring. CONCLUSION: Detection of SUA on antenatal ultrasound should prompt a careful search for urinary tract abnormalities, as associated severe hydronephrosis may lead to a poor outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydronephrosis
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Umbilical arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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