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Placenta

Umbilical cord

Amnionic web


Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 November 2011, last major update November 2011
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Definition
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● Small attachments of amniotic epithelium extend up a short length of the umbilical cord at the point of insertion
● May have clinical significance if the ability of the cord to move is limited and blood flow is restricted
● Differentiating between amniotic webs and amniotic band syndrome is important

Gross description
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● Portions of amniotic epithelium extend up a short length of the umbilical cord at the point of insertion

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