Prolapsed umbilical cord
Reviewer: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 23 November 2011, last major update November 2011
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● Umbilical cord presents prior to the fetus during delivery
● Associated with footling and breech births, premature rupture of the membranes, extremely long cords and multiple gestations
● If prolonged, a portion of the cord may become dusky / necrotic
End of Placenta > Umbilical cord > Prolapsed umbilical cord
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