Intrauterine growth restriction associated with excessively long umbilical cord: a case report and literature review.

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Ann Schmid *
Yves Jacquemyn
Jeannette De Loor
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We present a 37-week female baby, known with intrauterine growth restriction since 25 weeks of pregnancy, born with a placenta with an excessive long umbilical cord (ELUC), without any other abnormalities. ELUC is mostly an incidental finding after delivery, but represents a potentially detectable intrauterine cause of growth restriction. A system that allows ultrasound measurement of the length of the umbilical cord could highly increase antenatal diagnosis of ELUC.

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Ann Schmid, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Antwerp University Hospital UZA, Edegem

Last year fellowship gynecologist