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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.

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Single fetal death in twin gestations

Isaac Blickstein
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel, affiliated with the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
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/ Sharon Perlman
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel, affiliated with the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
Published Online: 2012-06-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2012-0019


Twin pregnancies are at higher risk for fetal mortality when compared with singleton pregnancies. Single fetal demise occurs in 3.7–6.8% of all twin pregnancies and considerably increases the complication rate in the co-twin including fetal loss, premature delivery, and end-organ damage. In this review, we summarize the current information on the etiology of single twin demise, the pathophysiology of injury to the surviving twin, and the preventive and secondary management strategies.

Keywords: End-organ damage; fetal death; premature delivery; twin gestation

Corresponding author: Isaac Blickstein Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kaplan Medical Center 76100 Rehovot Israel

Received: 2012-01-30

Revised: 2012-03-23

Accepted: 2012-03-29

Published Online: 2012-06-30

Published in Print: 2013-01-01

Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Volume 41, Issue 1, Pages 65–69, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2012-0019, June 2012

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