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Intra-amniotic umbilical vein varix
  1. Jenny Hayden,
  2. Michael A Boyle
  1. Neonatal Department, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Jenny Hayden, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1, Ireland; jennyhayden40{at}

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A female infant was born at 39+4 weeks with an unexpected umbilical cord swelling (figure 1). Her mother (28 years old) is a non-smoker with an unremarkable medical history and had a normal anomaly scan at 22+6 weeks. Due to an abnormal cardiotocograph, an emergency caesarean section was performed. No resuscitation was required and she weighed 3.9 kg. The umbilical cord was clamped distal to the swelling to avoid clamping …

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