PMID: 8611356Feb 1, 1996Paper

Renal failure in the surviving monochorionic twin after death of the co-twin in utero

Pediatric Nephrology : Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
A F van HeijstB A Semmekrot

Abstract

Renal failure in the newborn infant is mainly determined by vascular causes. In this report we describe a patient with a particular vascular cause of renal failure. The patient was the product of a twin pregnancy in which the twin partner died in utero. In retrospect, the twins appeared to be monozygotic. As the pregnancy was studied carefully prenatally by ultrasound, we were able to observe the development of this condition, characterized by oliguria, oligohydramnios, and lung hypoplasia: the oligohydramnios sequence. After organ development had been normal initially, renal function was lost and the oligohydramnios sequence developed in the survivor after the co-twin had died in utero.

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Mar 27, 2012·Fetal and Pediatric Pathology·Carmen GiannantonioCostantino Romagnoli
Feb 15, 2013·Renal Failure·Banu AydınNurullah Okumuş
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