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Acardiac twin pregnancy: associated with trisomy 2: case report.

Authors
  • Blaicher, W
  • Repa, C
  • Schaller, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Human reproduction (Oxford, England)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2000
Volume
15
Issue
2
Pages
474–475
Identifiers
PMID: 10655326
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Acardiac anomaly is a rare complication of multiple pregnancies. Arterial-to-arterial vascular anastomoses between twins, in the presence of a fused placenta, develop in the first trimester. Consequently the pump twin provides the acardius with blood. The second case of acardiac twin pregnancy with cytogenetic analysis of the acardiac showing the karyotype 47,XX,+2 is presented. Literature of acardiac twin pregnancies with different cytogenetic results and cases with trisomy 2 are reviewed, and a hypothesis of genesis is put forward.

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