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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005;48(12):2961-2965.
Published online December 1, 2005.
A Case of Prenatally Detected Concomitant Hydrocephalus and Anencephaly in Twin Pregnancy.
Hyoung Jin Sou, Se Ryun Kim, Ki Young Ryu, Hwa Eun Oh, Ji Sun Song, Young Joon Park, Jong Wook Kim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Myongji Hospital, College of Medicine, Kwandong University, Goyang, Korea. ryuky@kwandong.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Myongji Hospital, College of Medicine, Kwandong University, Goyang, Korea.
Abstract
Multiple gestation accounts for 1 percent of all pregnancies. But, the morbidity of congenital anomaly is more than 2 times in contrast to singleton gestation. The major congenital anomaly was developed about 2 percent in the multiple gestation. Hydrocephalus and anencephaly, known central nervous system anomaly, were seen about 0.1% each other in singleton gestation. We have experienced a case of prenatally detected concomitant hydrocephalus and anencephaly in twin pregnancy which was diagnosed by ultrasonography at 16 weeks gestation. Thus, we report a case with brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Hydrocephalus, Anencephaly, Twin Pregnancy


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