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What are the long terms effects of single umbilical artery?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Usually none.
Single umbilical artery is rarely associated with genetic syndromes such as trisomy 18 (edwards' syndrome), in which case it has long-term effects.
99% of the time it is a benign variant of the umbilical anatomy without any long-term consequence.

In brief: Usually none.
Single umbilical artery is rarely associated with genetic syndromes such as trisomy 18 (edwards' syndrome), in which case it has long-term effects.
99% of the time it is a benign variant of the umbilical anatomy without any long-term consequence.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Baby only needs one.As long as it provided the nutrients baby needed to develop/grow it has done the only job it has. Either the one or two wither and disappear after birth.
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