Intrauterine fetal death of a monochorionic twin with peripheral pulmonary infarcts: Potential thromboembolic events following death of co-twin

Amy A. Lo, Ona M. Faye-Petersen, Linda M Ernst*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In utero fetal lung infarction has rarely been reported. We present a case of intrauterine lung infarction in a 28-3/7 weeks' gestation monochorionic twin following intrauterine fetal demise of the co-twin at 20 weeks. This case highlights the potential for thromboembolic events (TBEs) associated with monochorionic gestations to include pulmonary TBE and infarction among the risks for fetal morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric and Developmental Pathology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2012

Keywords

  • Intertwin vascular connection
  • Intrauterine fetal demise
  • Monochorionic
  • Pulmonary infarct
  • Thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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