Current status of twin pregnancy. A literature review

Year
2012
Type(s)
Author(s)
Vallejo Ardila, D. L. AND Rangel Diaz, Y. A. AND Angarita Fonseca, A. AND Cardona, E. P.
Source
Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud, 44(3): 41-48, 2012
Url(s)
https://revistas.uis.edu.co/index.php/revistasaluduis/article/view/3147
http://ref.scielo.org/tsqf9t
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BibTeX

Spanish Title: Estado actual del embarazo gemelar: Revisión de la literatura

Abstract

Nowadays the diagnosis of twin pregnancy confers to the binomial mother and son specific characteristics that make them into a high-risk population for pathologies that compromise the wellbeing of the fetus such as prematurity, uterine overdistention, premature rupture of membranes and intrauterine growth restriction, congenital malformations, trouble with crossing over the umbilical cord, abruptio placentae, presentation dystocia, and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Besides the risk determinants of maternal morbidity which have increased its prevalence accord to the etiology associated, such as hypertensive disorders associates with pregnancy, sepsis secondary to premature rupture of membranes, and postpartum bleeding. Therefore, is really important to make an accurate review by thematic items about major prevalence pathologies associated with twin pregnancy.

Keywords: Twin pregnancy, perinatal mortality, high risk pregnancy, pregnancy complication.