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International Journal of Infertility & Fetal Medicine


The incidence of multifetal pregnancies has dramatically increased due to assisted reproductive technology. As a result, preterm labor, Preterm premature rupture of the membranes, congenital anomalies and fetal losses are commonly encountered by obstetricians. Despite advances in diagnostic modalities and prenatal care, many times the complications associated with multifetal pregnancies may remain undiagnosed. Complications are more with monochorionic twin gestation due to placental sharing. “Twin – reversed arterial perfusion” sequence or “acardiac twin” is one such complication. This case report presents an antenatally undiagnosed monochorionic twin pregnancy, resulting in preterm delivery of a healthy, normal twin along with an acardiac acephalus co-twin.

Keywords: Acardiac acephalus, Monochorionic, Twin – reversed arterial perfusion, Twins.

How to cite this article: Srivastava NN, Bhatia T, Narshetty J, Kumar S. Acardiac Twin: A Rare Case Report. Int J Infertil Fetal Med 2016;7(3):103-104.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Date of received: 09 April 2016

Date of acceptance: 09 June 2016

Date of publication: September 2016

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