Title
Late presentation of acardiac twin : a case report and review of literature Late presentation of acardiac twin : a case report and review of literature
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Irvine, CA :Scientific Research Pub ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Open journal of obstetrics and gynecology. - Irvine, CA, 2011, currens
Volume/pages
4(2014) :7 , p. 379-382
ISSN
2160-8792
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Acardiac twinning or TRAP-sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic twin pregnancy. We present a case in which fetal demise of one fetus of a twin pregnancy had been wrongly diagnosed in the first trimester as a vanishing twin. This resulted in the unexpected occurrence of an acardiac twin in the third trimester, culminating in an acardiac twin with a birth weight higher than that of the normal twin. A review is presented on therapeutic opportunities including ligation of the umbilical cord under ultrasound or fetoscopy. This case report highlights the need for correct and early ultrasonographic diagnosis of chorionicity and detailed ultrasonographic follow-up of twin pregnancies.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/8db679/6cb793af.pdf
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