monochorionic twins


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monochorionic twins

monozygotic twins that are contained in a single chorion but typically have two amniotic sacs.
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Monochorionic twins

Twins that share a single placenta.
Mentioned in: Prenatal Surgery
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Outcome in monochorionic twin pregnancies with selective intrauterine growth restriction according to the umbilical artery Doppler pattern of the smaller twin: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The other clinical indication for the use of DV Doppler in the first trimester is in early identification of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion syndrome (TTTS) in monochorionic twin pregnancies.
Dandy-Walker syndrome and monochorionic twins: insight into a possible etiological mechanism.
In our dataset, the prospective risk of foetal demise was two to three times higher in the monochorionic twins when compared with dichorionic twins.
Monochorionic twins should be identified in the first trimester.
The implications of monochorionic twin pregnancies are significant because fetuses and neonates of monochorionic gestations account disproportionately to the overall rates of adverse neonatal outcomes and health care expenditures.
Umbilical cord occlusion for selective feticide in complicated monochorionic twins: a systematic review of literature.
In this period of time, we analyzed pregnancies with dichorionic twins after exclusion from the analysis: monochorionic twin pregnancies, monoamniotic twins, intrauterine fetal demise of one twin during second trimester, twins with structural anomalies, pregnancies resulting in selective reduction, and pregnancies with incomplete outcome information.
Other technologies include fetoscopically directed selective laser (photocoagulation) ablations of placental vascular communications for intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) [2] due to vascular anastomoses (communications between twin circulations) in monochorionic twin pregnancies.
Chapters are system-based and in a bullet format, with a brief introduction to embryology and discussion of genetic developments, invasive procedures, and common developmental abnormalities and their management, such as Down syndrome and skeletal and body system abnormalities like anterior abdominal wall defects, fetal tumors, growth abnormalities, monochorionic twins, liquor volume abnormalities, infections, red cell and platelet alloimmunization, placenta and umbilical cord abnormalities, and fetal hydrops.