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Management of a triplet gestation complicated by uterus didelphys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9101226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive technologies are making it possible for women to conceive when it was otherwise impossible. One of the side effects is multiple gestations. This may be especially disadvantageous when it occurs within an anomalous uterus. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 36-year-old women with the help of gamete intrafallopean transfer conceived triplets in a uterus didelphys. This pregnancy was further complicated by anencephaly of one of the triplets. The patient was managed by a combination of chorionic villi sampling and selective reduction that ended with the successful delivery of a term infant. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy reduction can be safely performed in a twin pregnancy on one side of a uterus didelphys. More reports will be required to determine whether this is the most optimal choice.
Authors:
N A Ginsberg; C Strom; Y Verlinsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    1997 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-12     Completed Date:  1997-06-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, USA. nag709@nwu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Chorionic Villi Sampling
Female
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer*
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications*
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Triplets*
Uterus / abnormalities*

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