Management and outcome of multiple pregnancies complicated by the antenatal death of one fetus

Z. J. Hagay, M. Mazor, J. R. Leiberman, Y. Biale

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Abstract

Over a 15-year period, infants from 1,192 multiple gestations were delivered at Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel. In 21 patients the pregnancy was complicated by the antenatal death on one fetus. In 2 of the 4 cases of monochorionic placents, both twins died in utero within a short time, while in the 17 cases of dichorionic placenta there was no second fetal death. It seems that in cases of monochorionic placenta, the surviving twin is exposed to a more dangerous environment, and death can occur imminently. The management protocol should be based, if possible, on the type of placentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-720
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume31
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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