Acardiac-acephalus Twinning- A Very Rare Case Report

Authors

  • Parvez Ahmed Assistant Professor, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Nasrin Begum PMO/Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Mostofa Shamim Ahsan Director & CMO/Professor, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Mosharruf Hossain PMO/Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Munshi Md Arif Hosen SMO/Assistant Professor, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Tasnim Ahmed SMO/Assistant Professor, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v32i2.48839

Keywords:

Acardiac-acephalus condition (or, TRAP sequence), Monochorionic twin pregnancy

Abstract

Introduction:This study highlights a very rare case which was related to abnormal monochorionic twinning status.

Case Report: This case (a 28 year old pregnant woman) came at this institute for ultrasonographic evaluation of herpregnancy status. Her ultrasonographic results were consistent with acardiac-acephalus twinning condition (which isalso known as, twin reversed arterial perfusion or TRAP sequence).

Discussion: This monochorionic twin pregnancy isa severe form of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and severe TTTS has mortality rate of about 60–100%.

Conclusion: This case is very rare showing prevalence of about 1/35,000 overall pregnancies and accounting 1.0% ofthe monochorionic twin pregnancies.

Medicine Today 2020 Vol.32(2): 143-144

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Published

2020-08-29

How to Cite

Ahmed, P., Begum, N., Ahsan, M. S., Hossain, M., Hosen, M. M. A., & Ahmed, T. (2020). Acardiac-acephalus Twinning- A Very Rare Case Report. Medicine Today, 32(2), 143–144. https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v32i2.48839

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