Umbilical Cord Length

  • Rebecca N. Baergen


The umbilical cord carries the blood, nutrients, oxygen and fluids necessary for intrauterine life and so it is not surprising that umbilical cord abnormalities are associated with adverse perinatal outcome. Perinatal complications have been reported with both excessively long and excessively short umbilical cords.


Umbilical cord Placenta Length Long Short 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical PathologyNew York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell MedicineNew YorkUSA

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