A 41-year-old member asked:
What is sua (single umbilical artery)?
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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen answered
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Single artery: Usually in the umbilical cord there are two arteries and one vein. Every now and then a baby is born with one artery in the umbilical cord. In the majority of cases this is not a problem. That single artery can support the pregnancy. Occasionally the single artery can indicate the presence of a congenital abnormality of heart, kidney, intestines. This can be identified by ultrasound.
Answered on Oct 13, 2014
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