What is an umbilical cord cyst?
Umbilical cord cysts are outpockets in the cord that can be visualized with an ultrasound in the first trimester. There are two types of cysts: true cysts and false cysts. True cysts are lined with cells and have remnants of embryonic structures inside, whereas false cysts are just fluid-filled sacs. When large cysts occur near the umbilical cord insertion, doctors… more »