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Placenta

Umbilical cord

Hematoma


Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 November 2011, last major update November 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● Bleeding into Wharton’s jelly due to a variety of causes, not limited to trauma
● May be clinically significant if large (> 4 cm long, > 1.5 cm diameter) or if causes compression of umbilical vessels

Gross description
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● Collections of blood within the umbilical cord jelly

End of Placenta > Umbilical cord > Hematoma


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