Prenatal diagnosis of anatomical connections in conjoined twins by use of contrast magnetic resonance imaging

C. Zoppini, A. Vanzulli, A. Kustermann, T. Rizzuti, A. Selicorni, U. Nicolini

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Abstract

Omphalopagus conjoined twins were diagnosed by ultrasonography in a pregnant woman at 21 weeks' gestation. In order to clarify the anatomical connections, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, having achieved fetal paralysis by intravascular injection of 100 mg of pancuronium into each twin. Prior to MRI, 2 ml of a 0.0001 mmol/ml solution of gadolinium DTPA was also injected into the stomach of one twin. The contrast agent opacified the bowel loops of both twins, indicating bowel to bowel anastomosis. Following pregnancy termination, autopsy confirmed the prenatal diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-999
Number of pages5
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Conjoined Twins
Prenatal Diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pancuronium
Pregnancy
Gadolinium DTPA
Paralysis
Contrast Media
Pregnant Women
Autopsy
Ultrasonography
Stomach
Injections

Keywords

  • Conjoined twins
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Twin pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Prenatal diagnosis of anatomical connections in conjoined twins by use of contrast magnetic resonance imaging. / Zoppini, C.; Vanzulli, A.; Kustermann, A.; Rizzuti, T.; Selicorni, A.; Nicolini, U.

In: Prenatal Diagnosis, Vol. 13, No. 10, 1993, p. 995-999.

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