Ultrasound Findings in Placental Abruption
· This is a clinical diagnosis with minimal or absent ultrasound findings.
· A retroplacental hematoma may appear echolucent depending upon the age and size of hematoma.
· A retroplacental hematoma may give the appearance of focal placental thickening.
· Large retroplacental hematoma may appear as solid or cystic masses.
· Separation of placental margin may give the edge of the placenta a rounded appearance.
· Intra-amniotic hemorrhage may give the amniotic fluid a speckled appearance.
· The fetus may swallow blood, giving rise to an echogenic mass within the stomach and echogenic bowel.