Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(7):573-576. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.573

Case Report

Monoamniotic Twins with One Fetal Anencephaly and Cord Entanglement Diagnosed with Three Dimensional Ultrasound at 14 Weeks of Gestation

Yun Sung Jo, Hyun Joo Son, Dong Gyu Jang, Narinay Kim, Guisera Lee

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Vincent's Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul Korea

Abstract

A 29-year-old pregnant woman with parity 0-0-0-0 was diagnosed with monoamniotic twin pregnancy discordant for anencephaly at 14 weeks gestation. Umbilical cord entanglement, which is an important cause of fetal death in monoamniotic twins, was confirmed by three-dimensional ultrasound. Cesarean section was performed at 34 weeks of gestation, and the normal newborn infant was discharged without any complications. We report a case of monoamniotic twin pregnancy discordant for anencephaly and diagnosed with cord entanglement by three-dimensional ultrasound at 14 weeks of gestation, and now report it along with a literature review.

Keywords: monoamniotc twin, anencephaly, cord entanglement, 3D

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Jo YS, Son HJ, Jang DG, Kim N, Lee G. Monoamniotic Twins with One Fetal Anencephaly and Cord Entanglement Diagnosed with Three Dimensional Ultrasound at 14 Weeks of Gestation. Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(7):573-576. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.573. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v08p0573.htm