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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2017, Vol. 44 Issue (3): 395-397    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3278.2017
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Perinatal outcomes of sonographically detected nuchal cord in southeastern Turkey
D. Balsak1, O. Erol2, *(), E. Töz3, A.E. Tahaoğlu4, C. Toğrul5, A. Eser6, S. Aksin7, B. Balsak7
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Haliç University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Antaly Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbakır Gazi Yaşargil Education and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey
5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey
6 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul Zeynep Kamil Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
7 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbakır Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey
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Abstract  Purpose: To investigate the outcomes of pregnancies with a sonographically detected nuchal cord (NC) from a single center in southeastern Turkey. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was carried out at Maternity and Child Health Hospital Diyarbakır, Turkey, between 2011 and 2013. A total of 477 pregnancies with sonographically detected NC during the second and third trimester of gestation (20–40 weeks) were included. The control group consisted of 1,043 randomly selected pregnancies without NC matched for gestational age at the time of ultrasound examination. Outcome variables, including maternal age, parity, gestational age at delivery, mode of delivery, intrapartum fetal heart abnormalities, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, birth weight, and one- and five-minute Apgar scores, were compared between the two groups. Results: There were no statistically significant differences in any of the outcome variables between patients with sonographically detected NC and controls. Conclusions: The presence of NC indicates a need for increased care but is not associated with adverse perinatal outcomes.
Key words:  Nuchal cord      Perinatal outcome      Screening     
Published:  10 June 2017     
*Corresponding Author(s):  O. EROL     E-mail:  dronurerol@hotmail.com

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D. Balsak, O. Erol, E. Töz, A.E. Tahaoğlu, C. Toğrul, A. Eser, S. Aksin, B. Balsak. Perinatal outcomes of sonographically detected nuchal cord in southeastern Turkey. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(3): 395-397.

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