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Acardia syndrome coexisting with gastroschisis in the co-twin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15602095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acardia syndrome is a rare complication affecting monozygotic twins, wherein one twin fails to develop brain and thoracic structures, while the co-twin most often develops normally. In this report we present an acardiac anencephalic monozygotic twin with an omphalocoele and a co-twin with severe intrauterine growth retardation and gastroschisis. The presence of gastroschisis in the co-twin of an acardiac foetus is rare. The embryologic basis of the twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence is outlined and the observed anomalies in the co-twin traced to a similar pathophysiology.
O A Habbal; R K Kenue; P Venugopalan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical dysmorphology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0962-8827     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Dysmorphol.     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-16     Completed Date:  2005-05-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207893     Medline TA:  Clin Dysmorphol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human and Clinical Anatomy, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
Abortion, Spontaneous
Diseases in Twins / diagnosis*
Fetal Growth Retardation
Gastroschisis / complications*
Twins, Monozygotic

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