Clinical Anesthesia & Research


Precipitous Delivery in a Patient with a True Umbilical Cord Knot

Nwamaka Nnamani, Renee Doherty.

True umbilical cord knots are relatively rare conditions that usually cause no fetal harm but can lead to fetal distress and death. We report the case of a 36 year old gravida 4 para 2 G4P2 parturient who delivered precipitously and was later found to have a true umbilical cord knot. Our patient had multiple risk factors including gestational diabetes, male infant and long umbilical cord but ultimately delivered a healthy baby boy.