Direction of umbilical cord twist and its characteristics

A pilot study  

Autores: Pinto Althea V, Chakiath Alex X, Dasari Prudhvi, Reddy Vilekith, George Shirley, Shankar Nachiket


Background: A right-sided umbilical cord twist is associated with the presence of a single umbilical artery, congenital malformations and placenta praevia. Methods: It was an observational study. Data was collected fron 137 umbilical cords, all fron live births and their patient records. The gestational ages ranged fron 28 weeks to 41 weeks. The umbilical cords were categorized into right or left, based on the direction of twist. The independent sample T test and the Chi square test were used to analyze the differences between groups. Results: The prevalence of left twist was 84%. Right twist was significantly associated with a larger Hyrtl’s anastomosis (p = 0.029) and gestational diabetes (p = 0.027). Conclusion: Two previously unreported associations with right twist of the umbilical cord, gestational diabetes and an increase in the diameter of Hyrtl’s anastomosis, were noted in the present study.

Palabras clave: Diabetes gestational umbilical cord embryonic structures.

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Vol. 1 Núm.3. Diciembre 2013 Pags. 120-122 Int J Med Students 2013; 1(3)