Prenatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Ischemic Brain Lesions in the Survivors of Monochorionic Twin Pregnancies. Report of 3 Cases

Andrea Righini, Sarah Salmona, Elena Bianchini, Salvatore Zirpoli, Marta Moschetta, Alessandra Kustermann, Umberto Nicolini, Fabio Triulzi

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Abstract

The death of 1 twin of monochorionic pairs is associated with a significant risk of brain hypoxic-ischemic damage in the survivor. Ultrasound may diagnose cerebral anomalies only a few weeks after the event. We report 3 cases of single survivors of monochorionic-twin pregnancies in which prenatal magnetic resonance imaging detected brain changes earlier and with better definition of the brain abnormalities than ultrasound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

Keywords

  • Brain ischemia
  • Monochorionic twins
  • Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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