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Umbilical cord

Short cord

Reviewer: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 23 November 2011, last major update November 2011
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● Umbilical cords measuring < 32 cm at time of delivery
● Associated with diminished fetal mobility (e.g. due to oligohydramnios, uterine structural anomalies and amniotic bands)
● May be complicated by hematoma / hemorrhage, fetal distress, anomalies of fetal abdominal wall

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