Title: Partial monochorionic and mono-amniotic twin pregnancies: a case series
Authors: Galjaard, Sander ×
Moerman, Philippe
Corveleyn, Anniek
Devlieger, Roland
Lewi, Liesbeth #
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Series Title: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology vol:44 issue:6 pages:722-4
Article number: 10.1002/uog.13403
Abstract: Monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies are at increased risk of adverse outcome because of the vascular anastomoses that connect the two fetal circulations. MC monoamniotic (MA) twins are at an even higher risk due to the almost universal cord entanglement and possible compression, which can cause an acute transfusion imbalance between the twins. Chorionicity and amnionicity should be determined during the first trimester ultrasound examination scan to identify the high-risk MC and MA twin pregnancy for which a fortnightly follow-up may improve outcome. Although this can be readily achieved by assessing and counting the membranes that separate the twin, some pitfalls may occur. In this case series, we present two monozygotic twin pairs with an intermediate type of mono- dichorionic and mono-diamniotic twin pregnancy. The first was picked-up during the first trimester scan and the second during the second trimester scan.
ISSN: 0960-7692
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Organ Systems (+)
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Laboratory for Molecular Diagnosis
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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