Images in clinical medicine | Volume 39, Article 252, 19 Aug 2021 | 10.11604/pamj.2021.39.252.30349

Elongated umbilical cord with four loops around neck

Rohan Kumar Singh, Gaurav Vedprakash Mishra

Corresponding author: Rohan Kumar Singh, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

Received: 14 Jun 2021 - Accepted: 13 Aug 2021 - Published: 19 Aug 2021

Domain: Obstetrics and gynecology,Pediatrics (general),Maternal and child health

Keywords: Loop of cord around neck, pregnancy, elongated umbilical cord

©Rohan Kumar Singh et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Rohan Kumar Singh et al. Elongated umbilical cord with four loops around neck. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;39:252. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.39.252.30349]

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Elongated umbilical cord with four loops around neck

Elongated umbilical cord with four loops around neck

Rohan Kumar Singh1,&, Gaurav Vedprakash Mishra1

 

1Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Rohan Kumar Singh, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

 

 

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A 32 years old woman at 37.5 weeks of gestation (G2P1L1A0) visited the antenatal clinic at the hospital with decreased foetal movements. Her second-trimester ultrasound showed mild intrauterine growth retardation. The first baby was normal vaginal delivery with no evidence of a loop of cord around the neck or any entanglements. On Doppler ultrasonography, decreased foetal heart rate was recorded with oligohydramnios and the patient was taken for caesarean delivery. A male neonate weighing 2.3 kgs was born with four loops of umbilical cord around the neck with no knots in the cord. The baby cried immediately after birth with a good tone & activities with a normal Apgar score. On examination, the placenta was normal with no retroplacental clot. The umbilical cord was abnormally long measuring 86 cm with three vessels.

 

 

Figure 1: clinical image of a baby born with four loops of cord around the neck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images in clinical medicine

Elongated umbilical cord with four loops around neck

Images in clinical medicine

Elongated umbilical cord with four loops around neck

Images in clinical medicine

Elongated umbilical cord with four loops around neck

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