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Selective intrauterine growth restriction in monochorionic twin pregnancies

Grzegorz H. Bręborowicz, Mariola Ropacka-Lesiak, Joanna Kowalska-Jasiecka
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(8).

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Abstract

Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) is a major complication of monochorionic pregnancies, with potentially high risk of intrauterine fetal death or neurological dysfunction in both fetuses. Diagnostic ultrasound has contributed to the understanding of the pathophysiology of sIUGR and allowed to propose a classifi cation. That, in turn, allows to interpret a wide clinical variety of sIUGR and, depending on the type, to propose a specifi c clinical management. The introduction of diagnosis based on Doppler studies enables the correct diagnosis of the disorders, fetal monitoring, to determine the prognosis and optimal strategies, and to propose the best therapeutic intervention.

Abstract

Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) is a major complication of monochorionic pregnancies, with potentially high risk of intrauterine fetal death or neurological dysfunction in both fetuses. Diagnostic ultrasound has contributed to the understanding of the pathophysiology of sIUGR and allowed to propose a classifi cation. That, in turn, allows to interpret a wide clinical variety of sIUGR and, depending on the type, to propose a specifi c clinical management. The introduction of diagnosis based on Doppler studies enables the correct diagnosis of the disorders, fetal monitoring, to determine the prognosis and optimal strategies, and to propose the best therapeutic intervention.
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Keywords

selective intrauterine growth restriction, Management, monochorionic twins

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Title

Selective intrauterine growth restriction in monochorionic twin pregnancies

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 83, No 8 (2012)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2012;83(8).

Keywords

selective intrauterine growth restriction
Management
monochorionic twins

Authors

Grzegorz H. Bręborowicz
Mariola Ropacka-Lesiak
Joanna Kowalska-Jasiecka

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