Sinusoidal fetal heart rate pattern associated with the twin to twin transfusion syndrome

D. M. Sherer, Y. Ezra, Y. Beyth, E. Sadovsky

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Abstract

Sinusoidal fetal heart rate pattern (FHR) is regarded by most authors as signifying a compromised fetus. In most cases, this is secondary to fetal anemia of different causes, usually Rh isoimmunization, more rarely to fetomaternal transfusion, bleeding vasa previa, placental chorioangioma, or traumatic amniocentesis. A case is described which to our knowledge is the first reported of a sinusoidal FHR pattern occurring in the relatively anemic donor twin in a case of the twin to twin transfusion syndrome. The importance of separate antepartum biophysical evaluation of each member of a twin pregnancy is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Sinusoidal fetal heart rate
  • Twin to twin transfusion

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