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August 12, 1911

DEATH OF FETUS DUE TO TWISTING OF CORD IN UTERO

Author Affiliations

HIBBING, MINN.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(7):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080127013

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Abstract

The following case is reported with the idea that it may be of interest to some medical men who have had similar cases.

The patient was 18 years old, of Finnish nationality, pregnant for the first time, in good health and had always felt well. When six months pregnant, she noticed that there seemed to be no life. On examination no fetal movements could be detected. Rest was advised, and two days afterward labor pains came on. No effort was made to check them and in four hours the fetus, which apparently had been dead three or four days, was born. The cord was about 18 inches long. About 6 inches from the placental attachment, the cord had been twisted into a hard knot. From the placenta to the knot, the cord was normal. Beyond the knot to the fetus, the cord was beginning to shrink away and had been

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