#Back to school: Umbilical cord prolapse
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Umbilical cord prolapse (UCP) occurs when the umbilical cord exits the cervical opening before the fetal presenting part. It is a rare obstetric emergency that carries a high rate of potential fetal morbidity and mortality. Resultant compression of the cord by the descending fetus during delivery leads to fetal hypoxia and bradycardia, which can result in fetal death or permanent disability. Early recognition and intervention are paramount to the reduction of adverse outcomes in the fetus.

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Note: This list is a brief compilation of some of the key points included in the article and is not exhaustive and does not constitute medical advice.

Kindly refer to the original publication here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK542241/
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