Two cases are reported of acardiac-acephalic twin pregnancy, a rare malformation of multiple gestations with large placental vascular anastomosis. In both cases, respectively 25 and 30 weeks of gestation, ultrasound scan revealed a first normal fetus and a nonviable twin without cardiac activity and head, but increasing in size at serial scans. The authors describe the obstetric management, the Rx details and the anatomo-pathological findings emphasizing the analogies between the two acardiac fetuses.
|Translated title of the contribution||Twin pregnancy with acephalic acardiac fetus. Anatomo-clinical description of 2 cases|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Annali di Ostetricia Ginecologia Medicina Perinatale|
|Publication status||Published - May 1990|
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