Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma

Imad R. Makhoul, Ido Solt, Tatiana Smolkin, Benjamin Brenner, Arie Reis, Lior Lowenstein

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Background: Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma is rare and might be associated with fetal death. Case: An emergency cesarean section was performed on a woman during the 41th week of gestation due to fetal distress. A stretched umbilical cord with hematoma was evident. The infant had tachypnea without any other physical or neurological damage. We speculate that traction of the cord led to a tear of an umbilical vessel, cord hematoma, compression of cord vessels and fetal compromise. Conclusion: In case of early prenatal diagnosis of spontaneous umbilical hematoma accompanied with signs of fetal distress, labor should be considered.

Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)237-238
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal distress
  • Hematoma
  • Umbilical cord


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