False umbilical cord knot

Last revised by Travis Fahrenhorst-Jones on 16 Jun 2022

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

Radiographic features

  • bulge or protuberance in the umbilical cord

See also

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