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Correlation of umbilical cord weight with birth weight
  1. S Bolisetty,
  2. T H H G Koh,
  3. S Hammond,
  4. K Panaretto,
  5. J Whitehall
  1. Department of Neonatology, Kirwan Hospital for Women, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Bolisetty, Alice Springs Hospital, PO Box 2234, Alice Springs, NT 0871, Australia;

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It is not uncommon to see wasted umbilical cords in growth retarded babies, or bulky cords in macrosomic infants, but there are no published data on the weights of the umbilical cords.

We measured the weight of the umbilical cord of 96 consecutive healthy …

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