False umbilical cord knot

False umbilical cord knots are commonly formed variants in the umbilical cord anatomy. It basically represents an exaggerated looping of the umbilical cord vessels, causing focal dilatation of the umbilical cord vessels.

Radiographic features

Ultrasound
  • bulge or protuberance in the umbilical cord

See also

Ultrasound - obstetric

Article information

rID: 38508
System: Obstetrics
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • False knot
  • False knot of the umbilical cord
  • False cord knot
  • False umbilical cord knots
  • False knots

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