Is it really a placenta previa?

Dan Farine, Harold E. Fox, Sigal Jakobson, Ilan E. Timor-Tritsch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


Transvaginal sonography was compared to the traditional transabdominal sonography for diagnosing placenta previa. There was no vaginal bleeding in the 55 women studied following vaginal examination. The exact location of the internal os was diagnosed in all women by the vaginal route, and only in 36 of the 55 by abdominal scanning. Transvaginal sonography correctly diagnosed 39 out of the delivered 45 women, whereas transabdominal sonography only did so in 20 of the 45 cases. These results suggest that transvaginal sonography for the diagnosis of placenta previa is safe and superior to transabdominal sonography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Placenta previa
  • Pregnancy
  • Transabdominal sonography
  • Transvaginal sonography
  • Ultrasound diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dive into the research topics of 'Is it really a placenta previa?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this