Umbilical cord coiling index

Umbilical cord coiling index is defined as number of coils per one centimeter of length of the cord . Normal index is one coil for a length of five centimeters. If number of coils are more per centimeter it is called as hypercoiled and less than it is called as hypocoiled umbilical cord. This index plays an important role in predicting the pregnancy outcome and risk of low birth weight .

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rID: 25353
System: Obstetrics
Section: Pathology
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