Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The case of the knotty cord:

The umbilical cord connects the placenta (and thus the mother) to the baby. Occassionally, the cord can get knotted, presenting a real danger to the baby, by strangulation of its lifeline. We present a case of knot of the cord, diagnosed prenatally by color doppler imaging. The post delivery snaps confirm the presence of true knot of the cord. Images courtesy of Dr. Gidda Ramaiah, India. Check this link for pics and description:

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