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2005-08-09-14 Omphalocele in a twin, 11 weeks © Cuillier

Omphalocele in a twin, 11 weeks   

Fabrice Cuillier, MD1, Vicks J.C.,MD2

1. Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22.
2. Clinic Jeanne D"arc, 97450 Le Port, Reunion Island

This is the first pregnancy [from an in-vitro- fertilization] of a 38 year old woman. She was scanned at 11 weeks and was found to have dichorionic twin gestation. One of the twins showed an omphalocele. The patient decided to continue the pregnancy.

At 24 weeks, however, the twin with omphalocele died. The second twin showed normal growth.


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