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Current insights on the role of umbilical cord disease in perinatal medicine (Сlinical lecture)

HEALTH OF WOMAN. 2018.10(136):10–14; doi 10.15574/HW.2018.136.10

Nazarenko L. G.
Kharkiv medical Academy of postgraduate education

The urgency of the problem of abnormalities in the structure and location of the umbilical cord is determined by their widespreadness, interconnectedness with the development of intranatal distress, asphyxia and stillbirth. This pathology is characterized by imperfection of diagnostics, unpredictability of consequences, underestimation of clinical significance for neuropsychological development of the child in subsequent periods of life. The article presents data on individual variants of the pathology of the umbilical cord, showing their origin and clinical significance. The expediency of targeted attention to antenatal diagnosis of abnormalities of construction, function and location of the umbilical cord to prevent intranatal mortality and complications of the newborn is emphasized.

Key words: umbilical cord, anomalies, perinatal pathology, inflammation, bending.


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