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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(1):203-208.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case Report of an Acardic Acephalic Twin.
Ju Sup Chung, Sang Kook Kim, Hwan Woo Lee, Eun Ju Kim, Koock Howan Bae
Abstract
Acardic twining is a rare congenital anomaly, usually in monozygotic twins. This condition is characterized by the absence or rudimentary development of fetal hear, and associated with various anomaly(especially with anecephalus). The acardiac malformations are uniformly fatal in the affected twin, and mortality in the co-twin is as high as 55%. We recently experienced a case of acardius acephalus associated with a normal term male infant, so present with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Acardius acephalus


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