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How many vessels are contained in the umbilical cord?
What are the 4 vessels contained within an umbilical cord?
-2 umbilical arteries
-1 umbilical vein
-1 allantoic duct
What do the umbilical arteries carry?
Deoxygenated blood from the baby back to the placenta
What does the umbilical vein carry?
oxygenated blood from the placenta to the fetus
What does the allantoic duct carry?
Nitrogenous waste - removes it from the fetal bladder.
What is a single umbilical artery associated with?
Chromosomal and congenital abnormalities.
What is meckel's diverticulum?
Persistance of the Vitelline duct, which attaches the GI tract to the placenta.
What is the Rule of 2's for Meckel's Diverticulum? (7 things)
-2% of population
-2 feet from ileocecal valve
-2 inches in length
-2% symptomatic
-2 types of ectopic tissue (gastric and pancreatic)
-2 = common presentation age
-2x more common in males