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Single foetal death in twin pregnancies: review of the maternal and neonatal outcomes and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11025849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To review the maternal and neonatal outcomes, and management of single foetal death in twin pregnancies. DATA SOURCES: Medline literature search (1950 to 1999) and hospital audit of single antepartum foetal deaths in twin pregnancy from 1993 through 1997. DATA SELECTION: Key words for literature search: twin pregnancy/pregnancies; single fetal death/demise. DATA EXTRACTION: Data were extracted and reviewed independently by the authors. DATA SYNTHESIS: During the study period, 182 (0.76%) of 23,804 deliveries involved twin pregnancies. Seven (3.8%) of the twin pregnancies were complicated by the death of one foetus. Single foetal death in a twin pregnancy in the late second and third trimesters is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in the surviving co-twin, especially in a pregnancy involving monochorionic twins. Management should be individualised; conservative management is preferred by most obstetricians. CONCLUSION: Single foetal death in twin pregnancies should be managed in a tertiary referral centre, where intensive foetal surveillance and adequate neonatal support are available. A multidisciplinary approach should be adopted.
H H Woo; S Y Sin; L C Tang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-05     Completed Date:  2001-01-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  CHINA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death*
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy Outcome

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