Umbilical Cord Ulcer

  • Robert W. Bendon


Linear ulceration of the umbilical cord surface over the umbilical blood vessels is a distinct pathological entity that occurs in fetuses with bowel atresia distal to the ampulla of Vater. The ulcers often cause fetal haemorrhage. Umbilical cord ulceration may rarely occur with prolonged exposure to thick meconium or from gastric mucosa in an omphalomesenteric remnant.


Umbilical cord Bowel atresia Fetal haemorrhage Ulcer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Bendon
    • 1
  1. 1.Norton Children’s HospitalLouisvilleUSA

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