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giant umbilical cord

Friday 6 June 2008

A giant umbilical cord is a very rare malformation of the umbilical cord that can easily be diagnosed on prenatal scans and is unmistakable postnatally.

The giant umbilical cord is an an unusual presentation of a patent urachus.

See also

- Umbilical cord

  • umbilical cord anomalies
  • umbilical cord lesions
  • umbilical cord cysts


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