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Conjoined twins in a trichorionic quadruplet pregnancy after ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate.
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PMID:  18504382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of conjoined twins in a trichorionic quadruplet pregnancy after ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate for anovulation. METHODS: The diagnosis of a trichorionic quadruplet pregnancy was made in routine ultrasound at 11 weeks' gestation. RESULTS: Conjoined twinning was thoracopagus and presented with increased nuchal translucency. Selective termination of the conjoined twins was performed with potassium chloride injection. The patient delivered 2 healthy infants after an uneventful follow-up. CONCLUSION: Monozygotic twinning has increased with widespread usage of ovulation induction agents and assisted reproductive techniques. Early detection of conjoined twinning and chorionicity is essential for an optimal obstetric management and outcome.
Inanc Mendilcioglu; Mehmet Simsek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-16     Completed Date:  2008-09-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Clomiphene / pharmacology*
Fertility Agents, Female / pharmacology*
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Ovulation Induction*
Twins, Conjoined*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fertility Agents, Female; 911-45-5/Clomiphene

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