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Cord Knots and Pseudo-Knots

  • Kenneth Tou En ChangEmail author
  • Sze Jet Aw
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Abstract

Knots can form in the umbilical cord. Tight knots that cause vascular obstruction can result in adverse fetal outcomes. In contrast, pseudo-knots are focal redundancies in the cord that mimic true knots but have no clinical significance.

Keywords

Cord knot Pseudo-knot Vascular obstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineKK Women’s and Children’s HospitalSingaporeRepublic of Singapore
  2. 2.Duke-NUS Medical SchoolSingaporeRepublic of Singapore

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