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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 213–215 | Cite as

Large pseudocyst of the umbilical cord detected in the second trimester

  • Kazufumi Haino
  • Takehiro Serikawa
  • Mina Itsukaichi
  • Masahiro Numata
  • Akira Kikuchi
  • Kinuko Kojima
  • Masamichi Matsunaga
  • Koichi Takakuwa
  • Kenichi Tanaka
Case Report

Abstract

We present a case of a large umbilical cord cyst detected at 21 weeks of gestation. Serial ultrasonographic examination revealed a single umbilical artery and progression of the cystic mass. A 2,842-g male infant was delivered at 37 weeks of gestation, and we confirmed that the umbilical cord cyst was a pseudocyst in our pathological examination. This case demonstrated an uneventful course of pregnancy despite the large umbilical cord pseudocyst.

Keywords

Umbilical cord cyst Pseudocyst Prenatal diagnosis 

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© The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazufumi Haino
    • 1
  • Takehiro Serikawa
    • 1
  • Mina Itsukaichi
    • 1
  • Masahiro Numata
    • 1
  • Akira Kikuchi
    • 1
  • Kinuko Kojima
    • 2
  • Masamichi Matsunaga
    • 2
  • Koichi Takakuwa
    • 1
  • Kenichi Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyNiigata University Medical and Dental HospitalNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsNiigata University Medical and Dental HospitalNiigataJapan

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