locked twins

locked twins

a form of malpresentation in which a breech twin and a vertex twin become locked at the chin during labor and attempted delivery.

locked twins

lock·ed twins

(lokt twinz)
A form of malpresentation in which a breech twin and a vertex twin become locked at the chin during labor and attempted delivery.
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Complications in intrapartum and postpartum period include dysfunctional labour, locked twins, operative vaginal delivery, increased chances of caesarean delivery and postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).
Analysis of fresh stillbirths revealed that five were caused by anaemic cardiac failure, two by locked twins and one each resulted from eclampsia and diabetes.