Cord Around Fetal Neck and Its Outcome

  • Madiha Iqbal
  • Zia Muhammad
  • Sana Iqbal
Keywords: Loop of Cord, Perinatal Outcome, Doppler Ultrasound


Objectives: The neonatal outcome in patients with fetal nuchal cord and find out safe mode of delivery accordingly.

Methodology: This analytical study of 168 cases of cord around the neck was carried out in department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology A unit of Khyber Teaching Hospital during the period of one year i.e. from January 2016 till December 2016. The parity, age, mode of delivery of mothers were noted. Apgar score at 1 and 5 minutes after birth were recorded.

Results: These patients included 58.69% multigravidas, with 71.4% being in 38-40 weeks period of gestation. 55.90% had a single loop of cord. 66.6% patients had a normal delivery while 33.3 % patients underwent operative delivery. APGAR score was 7 – 10 in most of the neonates i.e. 150 cases.

Conclusion: Loop of cord around the fetal neck does not affect the mode of delivery and fetal outcome is equally satisfactory.

Author Biographies

Madiha Iqbal

Registrar, Gynae A Ward, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar

Sana Iqbal

Trainee Medical Officer, Radiology Department, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar

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