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Delayed interval delivery and survival of the two fetuses after second trimester loss of one triplet.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9846660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Due to the implementation of assisted reproduction techniques, the incidence of multiple pregnancies associated with fetal and neonatal complications has significantly increased. A woman in the 24th week of a triplet pregnancy came to the hospital because of premature rupture of membranes of one amniotic sack and she had a miscarriage of one of the fetuses the same day. After confirmation of the viability of the two fetuses, she was kept under observation with antibiotic therapy only. The woman gave live birth to these remaining fetuses in her 32nd week of pregnancy. The outcome of this case demonstrates that watchful expectancy may be a feasible alternative to invasive intervention. The aim of this report is to add to the currently very limited literature of an expectant (conservative) policy with regard to pregnancy outcome after the early loss of a fetus from a multiple pregnancy.
I M Matalliotakis; A S Makrigiannakis; C C Giannakopoulou; M A Neonaki; A G Goumenou; E E Koumantakis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-09     Completed Date:  1999-02-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous*
Breech Presentation
Cesarean Section
Clomiphene / therapeutic use
Delivery, Obstetric*
Fertility Agents, Female
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture
Gestational Age
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fertility Agents, Female; 911-45-5/Clomiphene

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