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The Umbilical Cord

6 weeks, 6 days

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Note:

Loops of the intestine temporarily move out of the crowded abdomen into the umbilical cord. This normal process is called "physiologic herniation." The rapidly growing liver fills the abdomen, temporarily leaving little room for other organs.

Label Key:

1. umbilical vein
2. base of umbilical cord
3. abdominal wall
4. loops of intestine
5. liver
All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
Back of the Right Hand
Back of the Right Hand
Right Lower Limb
Right Lower Limb
The Umbilical Cord
The Umbilical Cord
Umbilical Cord and Amnion
Umbilical Cord and Amnion
The Liver and Beating Heart
The Liver and Beating Heart
Right Hand and Nipple
Right Hand and Nipple
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