Barber Pole Appearance

Imaging A fanciful descriptor for the angiographic appearance of the ‘supercoiled’ superior mesenteric artery and vein as seen in a patient with midgut malrotation with volvulus
Neonatology A popular term for the gross appearance of an umbilical cord with chronic necrotizing funisitis, which is characterised by alternating light- and dark-colored spiral bands of tissue; the BPA indicates prolonged infection or immune response; it may be seen with acute chorioamnionitis
Outcome Stillbirth, growth retardation, chronic infection—e.g., syphilis
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