Title

Fetal survival after umbilical cord prolapse for more than three days. A case report

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-1-2001

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Reprod Med

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of reproductive medicine

PubMed ID

11547657

Start Page

776

End Page

778

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Umbilical cord prolapse is an uncommon obstetric emergency. CASE: A 28-year-old woman, gravida 1, para 0, presented at 23 2/7 weeks' gestation with vaginal leakage of fluid. She was diagnosed with umbilical cord prolapse. Due to the fetus's extreme prematurity, she was managed expectantly. On hospital day 4, we documented severe variable decelerations. After extensive counseling, the patient and her husband decided to deliver by cesarean section. The infant, a 505-g female, spent 54 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. At the eight-month follow-up examination, she was neurologically intact, with no long-term complications secondary to the prolapsed cord. CONCLUSION: To the authors' knowledge, this case entailed the longest reported interval from diagnosis of umbilical cord prolapse to delivery.

Keywords

Adult, Female, Gestational Age, Humans, Infant, Low Birth Weight, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Prolapse, Time Factors, Umbilical Cord/pathology

Published Article/Book Citation

The Journal of reproductive medicine, 46:8 (2001) pp.776-778.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/obgyn_pubs/903