Umbilical Cord Stricture and Overcoiling are Common Causes of Fetal Demise

@article{Peng2006UmbilicalCS,
  title={Umbilical Cord Stricture and Overcoiling are Common Causes of Fetal Demise},
  author={Hong Qi Peng and Michelle Smith-Levitin and Burton Rochelson and Ellen I. Kahn},
  journal={Pediatric and Developmental Pathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={14 - 19}
}
Although umbilical cord stricture and umbilical cord overcoiling have been established as causes of intrauterine fetal demise, relatively few studies addressed this issue, most of them being case reports. We reviewed a total of 268 fetal autopsies during a 3-year period from 1998 to 2001. One hundred thirty nine cases of fetal demise including spontaneous abortion were identified. Nineteen percent (26 of 139) were associated with umbilical cord stricture, overcoiling, or a combination of both… 

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