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Umbilical cord knots and encirclements.
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PMID:  3228405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although cord knots and/or encirclements account for 1 in 10 stillbirths of infants weighing 2,500 g or more, no problem due to this cause was encountered in a prospective study of 1,115 vaginal deliveries. In this study there were 6 cases of cord knot (0.5%) and 158 of cord encirclement (14.2%). The range of cord length was 27-122 cm, the 10th, 50th and 90th percentiles being 40, 52 and 69 cm respectively. In this study there was no clinical warning (fetal distress) of cord encirclement or knot during pregnancy, labour or delivery.
H McLennan; E Price; M Urbanska; N Craig; M Fraser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1988 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-06     Completed Date:  1989-04-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mercy Maternity Hospital, Melbourne.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / etiology
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Fetal Distress / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Umbilical Cord / anatomy & histology*

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