Acardia syndrome coexisting with gastroschisis in the co-twin

O. A. Habbal, R. K. Kenue, P. Venugopalan

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Abstract

Acardia syndrome is a rare complication affecting monozygotic twins, wherein one twin fails to develop brain and thoracic structures, while the co-twin most often develops normally. In this report we present an acardiac anencephalic monozygotic twin with an omphalocoele and a co-twin with severe intrauterine growth retardation and gastroschisis. The presence of gastroschisis in the co-twin of an acardiac foetus is rare. The embryologic basis of the twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence is outlined and the observed anomalies in the co-twin traced to a similar pathophysiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Dysmorphology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

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Keywords

  • Acardia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Intrauterine growth retardation
  • Monozygotic twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Acardia syndrome coexisting with gastroschisis in the co-twin. / Habbal, O. A.; Kenue, R. K.; Venugopalan, P.

In: Clinical Dysmorphology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.2005, p. 45-47.

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Habbal, O. A. ; Kenue, R. K. ; Venugopalan, P. / Acardia syndrome coexisting with gastroschisis in the co-twin. In: Clinical Dysmorphology. 2005 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 45-47.
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