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Cord Prolapse

  • Cassandra Wasson
  • Albert Kelly
  • David Ninan
  • Quy Tran
Chapter

Abstract

Cord prolapse and compression is discussed in this chapter, along with the treatment

Keywords

Cord compression Sudden fetal bradycardia Treatment of cord prolapse 
  1. 1.

    Causes cord compression and subsequent sudden fetal bradycardia

     
  2. 2.

    Treatment is usually manual elevation of the fetal head and emergency cesarean delivery

     
  3. 3.

    Rarely, the umbilical cord is returned into the uterus and vaginal delivery attempted

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassandra Wasson
    • 1
  • Albert Kelly
    • 1
  • David Ninan
    • 2
  • Quy Tran
    • 3
  1. 1.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterMoreno ValleyUSA
  2. 2.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterLoma LindaUSA
  3. 3.Harbor–UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

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