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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial

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OLIVEIRA, Cristiano Claudino; DUFLOTH, Rozany Mucha  y  COELHO, Kunie Iabuki Rabello. Absence of Wharton's jelly: case report. J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. [online]. 2014, vol.50, n.6, pp.452-455. ISSN 1676-2444.

There are few reports in the literature of the absence of Wharton's Jelly. Here we report the seventh case in a primigravida, 22 years old, admitted after vaginal delivery of stillborn. The umbilical cord have a long segment with disruption of cord structures and the three blood vessels were completely separated from each other, with a minimum amount of Wharton's jelly remaining around each vessel. The absence of Wharton' jelly is associated with fetal distress, intrauterine growth restriction, and fetal death. Quantitative/qualitative studies of Wharton's jelly represent an open field of research for possible correlations with obstetric conditions and fetal deaths.

Palabras clave : umbilical cord; pathology; Wharton's jelly; fetal death.

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