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The giant umbilical cord
  1. B E Wildhaber1,
  2. E Antonelli2,
  3. R E Pfister1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  2. 2Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Riccardo Pfister
    Neonatology, University Children’s Hospital, 6, Rue Willy-Donzé, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland;


The giant umbilical cord is a rare malformation of the umbilical cord that can easily be diagnosed on prenatal scans and is unmistakable postnatally. We report a case to highlight issues of this rare finding. Visual diagnosis is easy and surgical repair is usually required.

  • GUC, giant umbilical cord
  • US, ultrasound
  • bladder
  • giant umbilical cord
  • urachus

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