Four-vessel umbilical cord associated with multiple congenital anomalies: A case report and literature review

Surasak Puvabanditsin, Eugene Garrow, Mayoor Bhatt, Suganya Kathiravan, Sharada Gowda, Ronald Wong, Michael Nagar

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Abstract

A case is described of a neonate with a four-vessel umbilical cord containing two arteries and two veins. This was due to a rare persistence of the caudal portion of the right umbilical vein. The infant had multiple congenital anomalies including a complete atrioventricular canal, an interrupted inferior vena cava, a double superior vena cava, a left ventricular hypoplasia, dextrocardia, situs ambiguous, and malrotation of the small bowel. The birth of an infant with a four-vessel cord mandates comprehensive work-up for associated anomalies. The literature is reviewed. copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 17 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

Keywords

  • Umbilical cord
  • congenital anomalies
  • four-vessel umbilical cord
  • persistent right umbilical vein

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