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Umbilical Cord Prolapse

  • Mohamed Fahmy
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Abstract

Umbilical cord prolapse is a rare life-threating emergency that has a perinatal mortality rate of 50%, it continues to be a catastrophic and stressful event not only for the patient but also for the physician; early diagnosis and prompt delivery usually result in a satisfactory outcome.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Fahmy
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  1. 1.Pediatric SurgeryAl Azher University Pediatric SurgeryCairoEgypt

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