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2006-12-07-11 Umbilical cord entanglement in monoamniotic twins © Cuillier

Umbilical cord entanglement in monoamniotic twins  

Fabrice Cuillier, MD*, L. Lagarde, MD.**


Gynecologist, Hôpital Félix Guyon, 97400  Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France. Telephone: 0262 90 55 22; fax: 0262 90 77 30;


Department of Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, 97400 Saint-Paul, Ile de la Réunion, France.

We present a case of a 25-year-old woman, scanned at 26-week of pregnancy. Ultrasound examination revealed monochorionic, monoamniotic twins with normal fetal morphology. We could see entanglements of the umbilical cords at two places. The patient delivered by cesarean section at 36-week of pregnancy and the tangling of the umbilical cords was confirmed. These are the pictures that we obtained.


Color Doppler images - umbilical cord entanglement.


Color Doppler and 3D images of umbilical cord entanglement.


3D color Doppler image and postnatal appearance of the placenta and entanglements of the umbilical cords.



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