Constriction and torsion of the umbilical cord is a cause of fetal death that is seldom noted. A stillborn fetus with these changes is described. The literature is reviewed. A localized absence of Wharton's jelly in the involved area of the cord is believed to be the etiologic factor in the constriction and subsequent torsion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology