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Prenatal diagnosis of anatomical connections in conjoined twins by use of contrast magnetic resonance imaging.
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PMID:  8309906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Omphalopagus conjoined twins were diagnosed by ultrasonography in a pregnant woman at 21 weeks' gestation. In order to clarify the anatomical connections, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, having achieved fetal paralysis by intravascular injection of 100 mg of pancuronium into each twin. Prior to MRI, 2 ml of a 0.0001 mmol/ml solution of gadolinium DTPA was also injected into the stomach of one twin. The contrast agent opacified the bowel loops of both twins, indicating bowel to bowel anastomosis. Following pregnancy termination, autopsy confirmed the prenatal diagnosis.
C Zoppini; A Vanzulli; A Kustermann; T Rizzuti; A Selicorni; U Nicolini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-17     Completed Date:  1994-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  995-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Milano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Therapeutic
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Intestines / abnormalities
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Twins, Conjoined* / pathology
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Umbilical Cord / abnormalities

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