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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 117-120

Coiling of the Umbilical Cord in Sudanese

Elghazaly Abdulrahim Elghazaly1, Assad Ali Rezigalla2

1Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Omdurman IslamicUniversity, Omdurman, Sudan.
2Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Omdurman University of Bisha, Bisha, KSA.

Corresponding Author: Assad Ali Rezigalla


A total number of 1020 umbilical cords were investigated. Singletons have higher number of coils per cord than twins without regard to the sex. Male babies have more coiled cords than female ones in singletons and its revers in twins. Normal pregnancies and outcomes suggested not being associated with non-coiled cords and non-helical umbilical vessels. Hypo and hypercoiled cords may occur in normal conditions.

Key words: umbilical cord coils. Twisting umbilical vessels, Sudanese, Singletons, and Twins.

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