monochorionic twins

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Related to monochorionic twins: identical twins, dichorionic twins

monochorionic twins

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

monochorial twins, monochorionic twins

Monochorionic twins

Twins that share a single placenta.
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24 This risk is more in the monochorionic twins and remains high even in uncomplicated pregnancies.
In our study, the mean gestational age of monochorionic twins at delivery was 34.
Iron metabolism in monochorionic twin pregnancies in relation to twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
The major fear in monochorionic twins is intrauterine fetal demise of one twin, which leaves the surviving twin with a 10%-20% risk of death and a 20%-40% risk of long-term neurologic injury if the second twin survives.
Monochorionic twins are at high risk for stillbirth, while the second twin is at a higher risk of adverse outcomes.
Non-invasive method of evaluation of trophoblast invasion of spiral arteries in monochorionic twins with discordant birthweight.
Neilson et al found that in monochorionic twins perinatal mortality is increased three times as compared with dichorionic twins.
Monochorionic twins are typically delivered at early gestational ages due to higher rates of intrauterine mortality
There are only monochorionic twins or dichorionic twins.
9% patients had diamniotic monochorionic twins while 8.
the so-called twin-peak sign (also called the lambda sign) (FIGURE 1, page 71), in which the placenta appears to extend a short distance between the gestational sacs; compare this with FIGURE 2, page 71, showing monochorionic twins with the absence of an intervening placenta
The most accepted theory is that, artery-to-artery anastomosis between monochorionic twins in the first trimester is the fundamental event in the development of TRAP sequence.