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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(8):1449-1452.
Published online August 1, 2002.
A Case Of Intrauterine Fetal Death Due To Stricture Of The Umbilical Cord.
Sun Woong Hong, Byung Sun Kim, Hyung Ho Kim, Jang Yong Lee, Yong Pil Kang, Jin Gyu Sun, Kwang Soo Kee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kwangju Christian Hospital, Kwangju, Korea.
Abstract
Umbilical cord stricture is a very rare cord abnormality that cause intrauterine fetal death. An extreme focal deficiency of Wharton's jelly is suggested as a cause of cord stricture, and was most commonly occurred at the fetal end of umbilical cord. Antenatal detection of umbilical cord stricture is very difficult. We experienced a case of the intrauterine fetal death due to umbilical cord stricture, and we report this case with a brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Umbilical cord stricture, Wharton's jelly


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