false knots

false knots

, false knots of umbilical cord
local increases in length or varicosity of the umbilical vein, causing markedly apparent twisting of the cord.
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Rarely, its association has also been demonstrated with umbilical cord anomalies such as true and false knots, long cord, umbilical vein dilatation or thrombosis, nuchal cord, and single umbilical artery (3).
False knots were noted in 3 cases (6%) and thrombosis noted in 1 case (2%) in this study.
(1,2) TUCKs differ from false knots. False knots are exaggerated loops of cord vasculature.