Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of acute hypoxic-ischemic cerebral lesions in the survivor of a monochorionic twin pregnancy: Case report

A. Righini, A. Kustermann, C. Parazzini, R. Fogliani, F. Ceriani, F. Triulzi

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Abstract

Monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by the death of one twin are associated with substantial morbidity in the survivor, with a high risk of developing hypoxic-ischemic brain damage. In this report, we demonstrate how prenatal diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging detected focal ischemic lesions in the survivor of a monochorionic twin pregnancy within 1-2 days of cotwin death. A very early diagnosis of cerebral ischemic lesions might influence the management of the pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Brain damage
  • Cotwin death
  • Ischemic lesion
  • Monochorionic
  • MRI
  • Twin pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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