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Three blastocyst stage embryo transfer resulting in a quintuplet pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11278234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
High-order pregnancies are associated with high morbidity and mortality and the incidence is increased as a drastic complication of assisted reproductive technology. This case presents a high-order pregnancy achieved by transfer of three blastocyst stage embryos resulting in a quintuplet pregnancy including a monochorionic triplet. Following the selective termination of the monochorionic triplet, two healthy children were born. The mechanism of monochorionic development and its association with assisted reproductive technology are discussed.
K Yakín; S Kahraman; S Cömert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-30     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  782-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istanbul Memorial Hospital Reproductive Endocrinology and ART Unit, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Transfer / methods*
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal*
Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic

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