False knots | definition of false knots by Medical dictionary
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).
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.