Blighted ovum: A fertilized ovum (egg) that did not develop or whose development ceased at an early stage, before 6 or 7 weeks of gestation. On the ultrasound examination of a blighted ovum, only the gestational sac that normally surrounds the embryo can be seen. There is usually no embryo inside the gestational sac.
A blighted ovum is a form of early spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). At least 50% of early spontaneous abortions are due to chromosome abnormalities. The most common chromosome abnormalities in early spontaneous abortions are 47, +16 (an extra chromosome #16) and 45, X (a missing X or Y chromosome). These two chromosome abnormalities are not familial and do not recur in future pregnancies.
A blighted ovum type of pregnancy loss is explained and how to recognize signs of a blighted ovum.
Find out what causes early pregnancy failure (or blighted ovum) and how it affects your risk of miscarriage in the future.
A blighted ovum is a cause of early pregnancy loss. ... Dr. Mary Gallenberg is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and by the American Board of ...
Frequently Asked Questions about a Diagnosis of Blighted Ovum and Misdiagnosed Blighted Ova.
During my second pregnancy, I was diagnosed with a blighted ovum. After three and a half very miserable weeks, I found I was misdiagnosed. Since that time,