Umbilical cord length in urinary tract abnormalities associated with oligohydramnios: Evidence regarding developmental pathogenesis

Kosuke Izumi, Kenneth Lyons Jones, Kenjiro Kosaki, Kurt Benirschke

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Abstract

We performed a retrospective review of the length of the umbilical cords of stillborn fetuses with renal agenesis, cystic kidneys, and bladder outlet obstruction and compared the cord length with normative data. Among the 41 cases, 31 had umbilical cord lengths that were shorter than average. However, the remaining 10 cases had an average to increased cord length. Urinary output in those cases might have been sufficient in early pregnancy to allow adequate fetal activity and sufficient umbilical cord lengthening. We suggest that the length of the umbilical cord can have implications relative to the developmental pathogenesis of some congenital urinary tract abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Abnormalities
  • Developmental defect
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Pathogenesis
  • Umbilical
  • Urinary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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