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Prenatal diagnosis of an intertwin membrane hematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20191620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a 26-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, with a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy at 33 weeks of gestation with a 1-day history of mild vaginal bleeding and irregular uterine activity. Ultrasonography showed 18 x 15 x 3-cm-sized complex hypoechoic mass located in the dividing intertwin membrane. Based on this finding, the diagnosis of an intertwin membrane hematoma was made. This unusual sonographic diagnosis was confirmed during the cesarean section. In the case of dichorionic twin pregnancy, partial placental abruption can lead to a subclinical intertwin membrane hematoma.
Marian Kacerovsky; Jindrich Tosner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  2010-11-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charles University, Medical Faculty Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Chorion / ultrasonography*
Diseases in Twins / ultrasonography*
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / ultrasonography*
Hematoma / ultrasonography*
Twins, Dizygotic
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color / methods
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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