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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 September; 26(170): 704–705.
PMCID: PMC2158371

Two knots in the umbilical cord


A case of two true knots occurring in an umbilical cord is reported because of its relative rarity. The literature is reviewed. The cause of this potentially dangerous phenomenon is discussed, and a recommendation for further study made.

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