Marked segmental thinning of the umbilical cord vessels.

Abstract

Marked segmental thinning of the umbilical cord vessels is an infrequent finding of undetermined origin and significance. We identified this lesion in 17 (1.5%) of 1100 consecutively examined placentas and reviewed the clinical records of both mothers and infants to determine its clinicopathologic significance. In each case, the tunica media vasorum (later… (More)

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