Case Report

Nonimmunologic hydrops fetalis associated with true knot of umbilical cord: a necropsy study

  • Ashutosh Halder

Received Date: 09.05.2007 Accepted Date: 03.09.2007 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2007;8(4):420-423

True umbilical cord knot is a common condition and often associated with perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, its association with hydrops fetalis is rarely observed. This report describes a case of hydrops fetalis associated with true knot of the umbilical cord. There were no other obvious causes for hydrops fetalis. On the basis of anatomic-pathological findings and review of the literature, the occurrence of hydrops due to umbilical cord true knot is proposed.

Keywords: Placenta, Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis and Umbilical Cord