nuchal cord


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nuchal cord

loop(s) of umbilical cord around the fetal neck, posing risk of intrauterine hypoxia, fetal distress, or death.

nuchal cord

A term of art referring to one or more loops of umbilical cord which wrap around the foetus’s neck and cause foetal distress.

nu·chal cord

(nū'kăl kōrd)
Loop(s) of umbilical cord around the fetal neck, posing risk of intrauterine hypoxia, fetal distress, or death.
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Of 164 cases, loose nuchal cord was present in 60.37% cases and tight nuchal cord was present in the rest.
(19) also reported higher incidence of operative deliveries in multiple nuchal cord (p < 0.001).
The maternal delivery record provided the data for gestational age, method of delivery, presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid, fetal heart rate monitoring that was done routinely, presence of nuchal cord, number of cords, instrumental delivery and any other complications that may have occurred at the time of delivery.
Incidence of nuchal cord in this study was 16.3 Percent .
To study Cord Parameters like length, number of loops, whether tight or loose in patients with nuchal cord and to compare them with those without nuchal cord.
The ages of patients with nuchal cord loops ranged from 17 to 44 years; 88% were between 21 and 34 years old, and 78% were primiparas or secundiparas.
Vaginal deliveries occurred significantly more often in the nuchal cord group (P <.01).
(12.) Begum A A, sultana H, hasan R ,Ahemad M: a clinical study of fetal outcome In Cases of nuchal cord:JAFMC Bangladesh vol.7 No.1 june2011:25-27
"We speculate that, even in the face of shoulder dystocia with a nuchal cord, some cord circulation may continue, and that severing the cord may contribute to fetal hypoxia and hypotension during the time it takes to resolve the dystocia." Dr.
Patient's claim Negligence occurred in several areas: failure to order a 3-hour glucose test; failure to refer the patient to an OB; failure to order a tocolytic to stop premature labor; and use of too much force to reduce the nuchal cord.