Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 2002;21(2): 135-139.
Acardiac Twin Diagnosed by Antenatal Ultrasonography: Report of Two Cases.
Hyuk Won Chang, Jin Hee Lee, Jung Sik Kim, Jae Ho Cho, Jong In Kim
1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea.
2Kim Jung Sik Radiologic Clinic, Korea.
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yeungnam University School of Medicine, Korea.
  Published online: June 1, 2002.
ABSTRACT
Acardiac twin is characterized by the absence or rudimentary development of the fetal heart and associated various anomalies, especially anencephalus and severe subcutaneous edema or cystic hygroma. On doppler US, reversed flow through the umbilical cord of the acardiac fetus is charactersitic. We experienced two cases of acardiac twin gestation diagnosed by antenatal ultrasonography and persent these cases with a brief review of the literatures.
Keywords: Twin, abnormalites; Pregnancy, abnormalities; Pregnancy, US
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