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Single intrauterine fetal demise in multiple gestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6691009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrauterine fetal demise of one fetus in a twin gestation is an uncommon occurrence. The choice of management of the mother and viable twin is difficult. The risk of premature delivery with its associated problems must be weighed against the risk of continued exposure of the second twin to the same environmental factors that may have contributed to the death of the first. Additionally, the potential exists for a consumptive coagulopathy affecting not only maternal health, but also the fetus or neonate. The authors present three cases of a single intrauterine fetal demise in a twin gestation followed conservatively. The pregnancies continued an average of three weeks beyond the diagnosis of fetal death. There were no cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation or infection. Follow-up on the surviving twins is presented. A suggested management plan for the mother and potential problems for the surviving neonate are discussed.
J H Hanna; J M Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1984 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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