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ISSN: 2376-127X
Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
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3D/4D Ultrasound Being Applied to the Diagnosis of a True Knot in an Umbilical Cord

Elliot M Levine*
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, USA
*Corresponding Author : Elliot M Levine
Director of Informatics and Research
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, USA
Tel: 7732963450
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 21, 2016 Accepted: January 27, 2016 Published: February 3, 2016
Citation: Levine EM (2016) 3D/4D Ultrasound Being Applied to the Diagnosis of a True Knot in an Umbilical Cord. J Preg Child Health 3:e129. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000207
Copyright: © 2016 Levine EM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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