Document Detail

Prenatal diagnosis of severe epignathus in a twin: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20590464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract A prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of epignathus in a dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy is reported. A complex mass protruding from the fetal face was seen at week 19. Amniocentesis resulted in a 46,XX fetus with elevated alpha-fetoprotein (alpha-FP). An increase in tumor size and severe polyhydramnios ensued. Selective feticide performed at 22 weeks led to untreatable uterine contractions with iatrogenic abortion and early neonatal mortality of the healthy cotwin. Without development of polyhydramnios and tumor growth, weekly scan and transvaginal cervical assessment would have been carried out and cesarean section planned at around 32 weeks. Necroscopy and histology aided the ultrasound-based prenatal diagnosis.
Gabriele Tonni; Giovanni Centini; Pieraldo Inaudi; Lucia Rosignoli; Chiara Ginanneschi; Claudio De Felice
Related Documents :
16834744 - Identification of fetal gender in maternal blood is a helpful tool in the prenatal diag...
8322804 - Terminal transverse limb defects and early chorionic villus sampling: evaluation of 4,3...
12640544 - Fetal dna in maternal serum: does it persist after pregnancy?
7679544 - Chorionic villus sampling followed by amniocentesis in the same pregnancy.
10616674 - Socioeconomic and work related determinants of pregnancy outcome in southern thailand.
10497324 - Structure and function of the mammalian egg zona pellucida.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1545-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleft Palate Craniofac. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102566     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate Craniofac J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Prevalence of dental anomalies in a population of cleft lip and palate patients.
Next Document:  Ureteroenteric Anastomotic Stricture: Novel Use of a Cutting Balloon Dilator.