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Conjoined twins in a spontaneous trichorionic quadruplet pregnancy: a case report.
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PMID:  21838168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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BACKGROUND: Multifetal pregnancies are high-risk pregnancies. Coexistence of conjoint twins with multifetal pregnancies further increases the risk factor, which is already considerably high with multiple births. Assisted reproductive techniques lead to an increase in multifetal pregnancies, especially monozygotic pregnancies, which in turn lead to an increase in the rate of conjoined twins.
CASE: A spontaneously achieved quadruplet pregnancy with coexisting conjoint twins has not been reported previously. We report one such case of spontaneously achieved quadruplet pregnancy with coexisting conjoined twins.
CONCLUSION: Early (preferably first trimester) recognition of multifetal pregnancy, chorionicity, amnionicity and fetal malformation help in proper pregnancy management and optimizing outcome.
Authors:
Seema Rohilla; Krishna Dahiya; Sureshkanta Rathee; Rohtas K Yadav; Dhara B Dhaulakhandi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India.
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