Monoamniotic twin cord entanglement: A case report with color flow Doppler ultrasonography for antenatal diagnosis

Shohreh Shahabi*, Catherine Donner, Julia Wallond, Isabelle Schlikker, Efraim Freddy Avni, Frédéric Rodesch

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Monoamniotic twinning is a rare event with a high perinatal mortality rate from cord accidents. To date, only a few cases have been reported in which cord entanglement was diagnosed with Doppler ultrasonography. CASE: In a monoamniotic twin pregnancy, umbilical cord entanglement was diag- nosed at 20 weeks' gestation by color flow Doppler ultrasonography. The entanglement was associated with growth discordance between the twins and subsequent death of the smaller fetus. CONCLUSION: The rarity of this condition hinders our understanding of the pathophysiology and development of management protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-742
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume42
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997

Keywords

  • Doppler ultrasonography, color
  • Twins
  • Umbilical cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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