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2005-02-10-12 Acardiac twin mimicking a gastroschisis © Pinette
Acardiac twin mimicking a gastroschisis 

Michael G Pinette, MD
Director of Maternal- Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland ME,
Professor of OB-Gyn, University of Vermont School of Medicine.

This is a case of mistaken identity. At 12 weeks this fetus was erroneously diagnosed as a gastroschisis which turned out to be (at 16 weeks) a monoamniotic twins with an acardiac twin sitting atop its normal twin!

The patient is currently at 28 weeks of gestation. The acardiac fetus continues to grow and is about 60% of the size of the normal twin.

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