Monoamniotic twins discordant for anencephaly: Diagnosis by ct amniography

Joseph R. Wax, James Smith, Jr., Randall C. Floyd

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Prenatal diagnosis of monoamnionicity is necessary for optimal care of a twin gestation. When the fetuses are discordant for a lethal anomaly, unequivocal confirmation is imperative. Ultrasound evaluation of our patient revealed a twin gestation discordant for anencephaly and with possible monoamnionicity. When sonography was inconclusive, CT amniography confirmed a single amniotic cavity, permitting appropriate parental counseling and pregnancy management. CT amniography is a useful adjunct to ultrasound in evaluating twins discordant for a lethal anomaly when monoamnionicity is suspected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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