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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, MD, FRCOG, Joachim W.

Ed. by Bancalari, Eduardo / Chappelle, Joseph / Chervenak, Frank A. / D'Addario , Vincenzo / Genc, Mehmet R. / Greenough, Anne / Grunebaum, Amos / Konje, Justin C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Romero, Roberto / Zalud, MD PhD, Ivica


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Volume 37, Issue 5

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Coiling characteristics of umbilical cords in breech vs. vertex presentation

Yifat Ochshorn
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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/ Guy Bibi
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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/ Jessica Ascher-Landsberg
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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/ Michael J. Kupferminc
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/ Joseph B. Lessing
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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/ Ariel Many
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Published Online: 2009-06-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2009.095

Abstract

Objective: To compare selected umbilical cord parameters, especially cord coiling, between breech and vertex presentations.

Methods: We prospectively collected umbilical cords from uncomplicated breech and vertex obtained during elective term cesarean deliveries. We compared various cord parameters between the two groups as well as data regarding obstetric history and pregnancy outcome.

Results: We evaluated 55 umbilical cords from breech and 55 from vertex deliveries. Umbilical cord length (56.93 cm vs. 63.95 cm, P=0.05), number of coils (5.1±0.4 vs. 11.7±0.6, P<0.0001) and umbilical cord index (UCI) (0.09 coils/cm vs. 0.18 coils/cm, P<0.0001) were all significantly lower for breech presentations and remained significant following multivariate analysis.

Conclusion: We document significant differences in umbilical coiling and the UCI between breech and vertex presentation. The precise reason for these differences is still unclear.

Keywords: Breech presentation; fetus; umbilical coiling index; umbilical cord; vertex presentation

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Corresponding author: Ariel Many, MD Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Lis Maternity Hospital Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 6 Weizmann St. Tel Aviv 64239 Israel Tel.: +972-3-6925633 Fax: +972-3-6925755


Received: 2008-12-02

Revised: 2009-02-03

Accepted: 2009-03-26

Published Online: 2009-06-04

Published Online: 2009-06-04

Published in Print: 2009-09-01


Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Volume 37, Issue 5, Pages 525–528, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2009.095.

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