Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7434
CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, María Mónica et al. Acardius acormus: an atypical presentation in twin pregnancy: A literature review. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2009, vol.60, n.4, pp. 382-386. ISSN 0034-7434.
Objective: presenting a case of a foetal arcadia occurring in monochorionic biamniotic twin pregnancy for reviewing its diagnosis and treatment. Case presentation: this is a case report of an acardiusacormus foetusoccurringinamonochorionic twin pregnancy diagnosed at week 21 + 4 days and its clinical follow-up. Methodology: the patients clinical history and diagnostic test results were reviewed. This was followed by a literature search using PubMed and SciELO medical databases. Results: a literature review was made regarding this atypical case; 30 interesting reports were found. Fifteen articles were selected: 9 review articles, 2 case reports, 3 case series and 1 epidemiology note. Conclusions: foetal arcadia is one of the rare complications of monochorionic twin pregnancy and its complication rate is due to placental vascular communications. Early diagnosis and surveillance in this case probably led to a good perinatal outcome.
Palavras-chave : placenta; foetus, pregnancy complication; case report.