Title
Umbilical cord cyst in a monochorionic twin pregnancy: An experiment of nature for the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndromeUmbilical cord cyst in a monochorionic twin pregnancy: An experiment of nature for the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research group
Antwerp Surgical Training, Anatomy and Research Centre (ASTARC)
Publication type
article
Publication
Basel,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Fetal diagnosis and therapy. - Basel
Volume/pages
17(2002):4, p. 233-235
ISSN
1015-3837
ISI
000176566700007
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A patient with a monochorionic twin pregnancy developed signs of twin-twin transfusion syndrome from 18 weeks of gestational age. At 23 weeks, an umbilical cord cyst and absent diastolic umbilical artery flow were noted in the donor twin. The pregnancy progressed uncomplicated until term and resulted in vaginal delivery of 2 healthy male babies at 38 weeks of gestational age. We hypothesize that the compression on the umbilical arteries of the donor twin by the umbilical cord cyst has resulted in a partial 'compensation' of the twin-twin transfusion phenomenon. Copyright (C) 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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