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An usual umbilical cord

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2523
  1. Helen Mary Stannard, consultant paediatrician1,
  2. Ross Craigie, consultant neonatal surgeon2,
  3. Ngozi Edi-Osagie, consultant neonatologist2
  1. 1Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport SK2 7JE, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
  1. Hmworthington{at}

A male infant was born at term after an uneventful pregnancy with normal antenatal scans. He was noted to be oedematous, with …

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