Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nuchal cord

Loop of cord around the fetal neck is more of a cause for concern to the mother rather than the gynecologist as in most of the cases the nuchal cord does not cause much interference with fetal life nor cause fetal morbidity in most cases. However tight loop of cord or multiple loops may cause fetal morbidity and mortality.

During ultrasound it is a good practice 2 scan the fetal neck in both axial cand Coronal or sagittal planes to confirm the presence of a complete loop of cord around the fetal neck. Also one must look for indentation of the fetal skin to confirm the presence or absence of a tight cord.

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