Congenital abnormalities in twins

Selective termination

Kathy S. Stewart, Mark P. Johnson, Rubén A. Quintero, Mark I. Evans

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Abstract

Selective termination for an anomalous twin in discordant twin pregnancy has been a management option for nearly two decades. Using current conventional prenatal diagnostic techniques, the diagnosis of a twin gestation discordant for a congenital anomaly is commonly confirmed in the second trimester. Selective termination is thus usually a second-trimester procedure. The risks of second-trimester terminations as well as protocol choices, including indications and timing, have evolved over the years. Ethical issues regarding selective termination have developed significantly and continue to be debated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 11 1997

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Stewart, K. S., Johnson, M. P., Quintero, R. A., & Evans, M. I. (1997). Congenital abnormalities in twins: Selective termination. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9(2), 136-139.

Congenital abnormalities in twins : Selective termination. / Stewart, Kathy S.; Johnson, Mark P.; Quintero, Rubén A.; Evans, Mark I.

In: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 11.06.1997, p. 136-139.

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Stewart, KS, Johnson, MP, Quintero, RA & Evans, MI 1997, 'Congenital abnormalities in twins: Selective termination', Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 136-139.
Stewart KS, Johnson MP, Quintero RA, Evans MI. Congenital abnormalities in twins: Selective termination. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1997 Jun 11;9(2):136-139.
Stewart, Kathy S. ; Johnson, Mark P. ; Quintero, Rubén A. ; Evans, Mark I. / Congenital abnormalities in twins : Selective termination. In: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1997 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 136-139.
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