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Omental herniation following intrauterine transfusion
  1. Richard L Conn1,
  2. Sara Lawson2,
  3. Stan Craig2
  1. 1Centre for Medical Education, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Richard Leslie Conn, Centre for Medical Education, Queen's University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK; richardlconn{at}

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A baby girl was born by emergency caesarean section at 28 weeks gestation due to reduced fetal movement and non-reassuring cardiotocography. The pregnancy was complicated by red cell alloimmunisation secondary to maternal anti-C and anti-D antibodies. This required five intrauterine transfusions from 18 weeks gestation, all using an intrahepatic approach. During transfusion at 24 weeks, a second needle insertion was required …

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  • Contributors RLC and SL co-wrote the case report. SC reviewed the case report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.