Clinical Investigation

Umbilical Cord Prolapse: Risk Factors and Perinatal Outcomes

  • Kemal Güngördük
  • Gökhan Yildirim
  • Yusuf Olgaç
  • Ali Ismet Tekirdag
  • Hasan Cemal Ark

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2008;5(2):94-98

OBJECTIVES: To determine obstetric risk factors and perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by umbilical cord prolapse. MATERIALS-METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted at the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine of the Bakirkoy Women and Children’s Teaching Hospital between 2000 and 2007. Birth records of 110 cases with umbilical cord prolapse and 600 randomly selected controls were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Prolapse of the umbilical cord complicated 0.4% (ns456) of all deliveries included in the study. Multiparity wase more common in patients with umbilical cord prolapse (%70–%45.5 P CONCLUSION: Abnormal fetal presentation, multiparity, low birth weight [2500 gram

Keywords: Umbilical cord prolapse, perinatal mortality