An umbilical cord pseudocyst is a type of cystic lesion occuring in relation to the umbilical cord.
Although the true incidence not accurately known, they are comparatively much more common than true umbilical cord cysts.
The pseudocyst basically comprises of mucoid degeneration of the Wartons jelly
There is a recognised association with underlying chromosomal anomalies 2 - particularly
- trisomy 18 3,4
It is also commonly associated with omphalocele.
- they can be variably sized
- usually appear towards the fetal insertion or within a free loop of the cord.
- usually resolve by 12 weeks of gestation
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