Multicystic encephalomatacia after first-trimester intrauterine fetal death in monochorionic twins

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Impact Factor: 3.97). 03/2004; 190(2):563-5. DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9378(03)00824-X
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ABSTRACT Multicystic encephalomalacia occurs in approximately 20% of surviving cotwins after second- and third-trimester intrauterine fetal death of one twin in monochorionic pregnancies. We report a case of multicystic encephalomalacia after the demise of a cotwin in the first trimester diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed pathologically.

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