Medical Must-See: There was something unusual inside this umbilical cord
Umbilical cords can leave you stumped.
While, in most cases, they contain two arteries and one vein, a finding in BMJ Case Reports shows why, when checking the vessels, you should never stop counting at three.
The discordance was discovered when a full-term neonate experienced respiratory distress in the delivery room.
Born via spontaneous vaginal delivery at 38 weeks' gestation, the pregnancy had been uncomplicated, according to the case report.