Umbilical Cord Insertion Abnormalities

  • Kenneth Tou En ChangEmail author
  • Sze Jet Aw


The insertion of the umbilical cord can be central, eccentric (or paracentral), marginal, velamentous, interpositional, furcate or tethered. This chapter discusses the clinical associations and risks of each type of insertion.


Cord insertion Central Eccentric Marginal Velamentous Interpositional Furcate Tethered 


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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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