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2009-01-10-03 True umbilical cord knot © Volkov www.thefetus.net/
True umbilical cord knot

Andrey Volkov, MD, PhD.

Department of Obstetric and Gynecology No1, Rostov Medical University, Rostov on Don, Russia.

 

 

Case report

 

The images below show a case of the true umbilical cord knot detected in a 22-week pregnancy. The fetus did not show any signs of congenital anomalies. The pregnancy was terminated by a C-section in 39 weeks (Apgar 9/10, 3600 g) and the prenatal finding of the true umbilical cord knot was confirmed.

Images 1, 2: The images show gray scale scans of the true umbilical cord knot.

 

 

Images 3, 4: The images show color Doppler and power Doppler scans of the true umbilical cord knot.

 

Images 5, 6: The images show power Doppler scans of the true umbilical cord knot. The image 6 shows a normal spectral Doppler waveform of the umbilical artery at the level of the true umbilical cord knot, indicating the knot is still loose.

 

Image 7: 3D image of the true umbilical cord knot.

Images 8: Postnatal image showing the true umbilical cord knot.

 

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