Single fetal demise in a twin gestation: Umbilical vein thrombosis

Laxmi V. Baxi, Aditya Daftary, Andrew Loucopoulos

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Background: Single fetal demise in a twin pregnancy is a rare event, the common causes being twin-twin transfusion syndrome, chromosomal or congenital anomalies and abnormalities of the umbilical cord and placenta. Umbilical vein thrombosis is a very rare cause of single fetal demise in twins. Case: Three days after a reassuring biophysical profile, a 40-year-old primigravida with twin pregnancy presented at 38 weeks' gestation in early labor when demise of 1 of the twins was recognized. She underwent a cesarean section for arrest of labor, delivering twin A, a stillborn female weighing 2360 g and twin B, a liveborn male weighing 2200 g. Umbilical vein thrombus was noted in twin A. Conclusion: Umbilical vein thrombosis is a rare and sudden cause of fetal demise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-267
Number of pages2
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal demise
  • Twins
  • Umbilical vein thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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