Intrauterine fetal death of a monochorionic twin with peripheral pulmonary infarcts: Potential thromboembolic events following death of co-twin

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  • In utero fetal lung infarction has rarely been reported. We present a case of intrauterine lung infarction in a 28-3/7 weeks' gestation monochorionic twin following intrauterine fetal demise of the co-twin at 20 weeks. This case highlights the potential for thromboembolic events (TBEs) associated with monochorionic gestations to include pulmonary TBE and infarction among the risks for fetal morbidity and mortality. © 2012 Society for Pediatric Pathology.
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  • Lo AA; Faye-Petersen OM; Ernst LM
  • Start Page

  • 142
  • End Page

  • 145
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 2