Intrauterine growth restriction associated with excessively long umbilical cord : a case report and literature review.Intrauterine growth restriction associated with excessively long umbilical cord : a case report and literature review.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Antwerp Surgical Training, Anatomy and Research Centre (ASTARC)
2013 :, 2013
Clinics and practice. -
3(2013):2, p. 61-62
University of Antwerp
We present a 37-week female baby, known with intrauterine growth restriction since 25 weeks of pregnancy, born with a placenta with an excessive long umbilical cord (ELUC), without any other abnormalities. ELUC is mostly an incidental finding after delivery, but represents a potentially detectable intrauterine cause of growth restriction. A system that allows ultrasound measurement of the length of the umbilical cord could highly increase antenatal diagnosis of ELUC.