Single umbilical artery and umbilical cord torsion leading to fetal death: A case report

Amnon Hadar, Mordechai Hallak

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Intrauterine fetal death is a complication that cannot often be predicted by standard obstetric management. Cord accident may be responsible for about 5% of cases. Umbilical cord torsion is an extremely rare cause of intrauterine fetal death. CASE: An 18-year-old, nulliparous woman presented with a complaint of decreased fetal movement at 38 weeks' gestation. Intrauterine fetal death was diagnosed on ultrasound. The pathologic examination revealed umbilical cord torsion and confirmed a single umbilical artery that was diagnosed on ultrasound. CONCLUSION: Umbilical cord torsion that leads to intrauterine fetal death is extremely rare. A pregnancy with a single umbilical artery may need fetal monitoring during the third trimester.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-740
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume48
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Fetal death
  • Fetal growth retardation
  • Torsion
  • Umbilical arteries
  • Umbilical cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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