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Doppler sonographic detection of reverse twin-twin transfusion after intrauterine death of the donor. J Ultrasound Med 1993 May;12(5):307-9

Date

05/01/1993

Pubmed ID

8345561

DOI

10.7863/jum.1993.12.5.307

Abstract

We report a "stuck" twin, in which a reverse blood shunt from the recipient to the donor was detected by Doppler sonography after death of the donor. This acute reverse transfusion caused intrauterine fetal distress and severe neonatal anemia of the surviving recipient. We believe that acute hemodynamic change after death of one fetus, in addition to causing a derangement in coagulation, causes immediate danger or subsequent organ damage for the surviving co-twin.

Author List

Jou HJ, Ng KY, Teng RJ, Hsieh FJ

Author

Ru-Jeng Teng MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Anemia
Diseases in Twins
Female
Fetal Death
Fetal Distress
Humans
Pregnancy
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Umbilical Arteries
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