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2008-10-26-12 Monosomy X affecting one of the fetuses of dichorionic twin pregnancy © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/
Monosomy X affecting one of the fetuses of dichorionic twin pregnancy

Fabrice Cuillier, MD.

Department of Gynecology; Felix Guyon’ Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France.



Case report

The following images show a case of monosomy X (Turner syndrome) diagnosed in one of the fetuses of a dichorionic pregnancy. The parents refused selective termination of the pregnancy. The affected fetus died at 22 weeks showing massive cystic hygroma and hydrops of the fetus. The subsequent course of the pregnancy was uneventful and the healthy fetus was delivered vaginally.

Images 1, 2, 3 and 4: The images show massive cystic hygroma of the affected twin.



Images 3, 4: The images show hydrothorax of the affected twin.



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