What is eccentric cord insertion?

Eccentric cord insertion means the cord is attached on the side of the placenta rather than more centrally where more nutrients are.

What is abnormal cord insertion? Velamentous cord insertion (VCI) is an abnormal cord insertion (CI) in which the umbilical vessels diverge as they traverse between the amnion and chorion before reaching the placenta.

What is marginal insertion of the umbilical cord? Marginal Insertion of Umbilical Cord. In Marginal Insertion of Umbilical Cord, the umbilical cord inserts into the edge of the placental disc of the developing fetus (the umbilical cord lies within 2 cm of the placental disc edge).

Is the umbilical cord attached to placenta? The umbilical cord is attached to the placenta which is attached to the uterine wall and working fully to sustain your baby by the beginning of the second trimester. Theumbilical cord is attached to your baby through a hole in your baby’s stomach which later becomes your baby’s belly button.

What is velamentous cord insertion? Velamentous Cord Insertion. Definition. Velamentous cord insertion abbreviated as VCI is an abnormal cord condition that happens during the pregnancy of a woman, in which the umbilical cord is noted to be inserted into the chorioamniotic membranes, as it travels within the membranes going to the placenta, just between the amnion and chorionic sites.

What causes an abnormal insertion of the umbilical cord?

What causes an abnormal insertion of the umbilical cord? Abnormal insertion of the umbilical cord may happen due to the migration of the placenta within the uterus. There is no standard location for the placenta. Instead, the placenta seeks out the area of the uterus with the best supply of blood and avoids areas with less supply.

What are the different types of cord insertion? There are 4 different types of umbilical cord insertions to the placenta. Only two of these four types of umbilical cord insertion are considered to be abnormal: (1) marginal cord insertion and, (2) velamentous cord insertion. This page will focus on marginal cord insertion or MCI, which is the less dangerous of the 2 abnormal cord insertions.

Why is there a problem with marginal cord insertion? Marginal cord insertion is problematic because the sides of the placenta are much weaker and have less tissue compared to the central area of the placenta where the cord is supposed to insert. The weaker sidewalls of the placenta are not able to properly support the cord attachment the same way that the central placental mass can.

What happens if you have a velamentous cord insertion? Any abnormality in the way it’s attached to the placenta can put a pregnancy at higher risk of complications. A velamentous cord insertion is a rare umbilical cord abnormality that may require monitoring during your pregnancy, but happily, with proper care, the chances that it will end up being problematic for your pregnancy or your baby are low.