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Hysterotomy and selective delivery of an intrauterine dead fetus to prevent intrauterine death or brain damage of the surviving fetus in monochorionic twin pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9085213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
When pregnancy is continued after death of one fetus in monochorionic twin pregnancy, the surviving fetus sometimes exhibits intrauterine death or brain damage. Hysterotomy and selective delivery of an intrauterine dead fetus was performed in order to prevent intrauterine death or brain damage of the surviving fetus at 24 weeks' gestation in a monochorionic twin pregnancy. The healthy baby except for immaturity was born at 30 weeks' gestation, and exhibited no brain damage postnatally. When one fetus has died in utero before maturity of surviving fetus, hurried selective delivery of dead fetus should be one of the useful treatments to prevent intrauterine death or brain damage of the surviving fetus in monochorionic twin pregnancy.
Authors:
T Ito; K Kadowaki; H Takahashi; N Nagata; A Makio; N Terakawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-29     Completed Date:  1997-05-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tottori University School of Medicine, Yonago, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Delivery, Obstetric / methods
Diseases in Twins*
Female
Fetal Death*
Gestational Age
Humans
Indomethacin / therapeutic use
Magnesium Sulfate / therapeutic use
Male
Pregnancy
Ritodrine / therapeutic use
Tocolysis
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Uterus*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
26652-09-5/Ritodrine; 53-86-1/Indomethacin; 7487-88-9/Magnesium Sulfate

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