Twin-twin transfusion syndrome in a dizygotic monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy

R. A. Quintero, O. T. Mueller, J. M. Martínez, J. Arroyo, E. Gilbert-Barness, D. Hilbelink, P. Papenhausen, M. Sutcliffe

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Abstract

We present a case of twin-twin transfusion syndrome with discordant gender. Monochorionicity was confirmed by surgical pathology. Cytogenetic analysis showed normal 46,XX and 46,XY karyotypes. Microsatellite analysis using reliable pericentromeric markers was consistent with dispermic fertilization of two separate ova. This suggests that monochorionicity, rather than zygosity, may be responsible for the development of placental vascular anastomoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003

Keywords

  • Karyotype
  • Monochorionicity
  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Quintero, R. A., Mueller, O. T., Martínez, J. M., Arroyo, J., Gilbert-Barness, E., Hilbelink, D., Papenhausen, P., & Sutcliffe, M. (2003). Twin-twin transfusion syndrome in a dizygotic monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 14(4), 279-281. https://doi.org/10.1080/jmf.14.4.279.281