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Supernumerary umbilical vein resulting in a four-vessel umbilical cord.
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PMID:  9643635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The birth of an infant with increased number of umbilical veins is a rare event and has been previously reported to be associated with a high incidence of major congenital anomalies. This report documents a normal infant with two umbilical veins resulting in a four vessel cord. A male infant (third of triplet pregnancy resulting from multiple zygote implantation) was born at 30 weeks' gestation weighing 1320 g.Two umbilical veins and two umbilical arteries were noted on cannulation and X ray. Physical examination and cranial, abdominal, and cardiac ultrasound exam were normal. One-year follow-up was normal. The birth of infant with a four-vessel cord mandates comprehensive workup for associated anomalies but this case indicates that such a finding is not always ominous.
M S Schimmel; A I Eidelman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-27     Completed Date:  1998-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Fertilization in Vitro
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Umbilical Cord / blood supply*
Umbilical Veins / abnormalities*

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