Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2008 Oct;51(10):1153-1158.

One case of monoamniotic twin pregnancy with cord entanglement and fetus survival at 32+4 weeks after successful medical amnioreduction and intensive ultrasound surveillance

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pochon University, Bundang Cha Women's Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. heryjune@naver.com

Abstract

Monoamniotic twin pregnancies are relatively rare, but perinatal mortality is high about 30-70%. The major cause of fetal death is cord accident, congenital anomalies, twin-twin transfusion syndrome, and intrauterine growth restriction. Especially cord entanglement occurs; perinatal mortality is about 50%. So the active management of monoamniotic twins to reduce the complication of cord entanglement is important. This is a case of monoamniotic twin pregnancy with cord entanglement and both fetuses survival by elective cesarean section at 32+4 weeks after medical amnioreduction and intensive fetal surveillance.

Keyword

Monoamniotic twin; Cord entanglement; Amnioreduction; Intensive surveillance
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