Document Type

Article

Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Abstract

Objective: To determine the prospective risk of stillbirth, perinatal death and neonatal morbidities in twins.

Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised cases of twin pregnancies from January 2001 to December 2012. . Cases of both monochorionic diamniotic and dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies were included. SPSS 19 was used for data analysis.

Results: Of the 394 cases, 84(21.3%) were monochorionic diamniotic twins and 310(78.7%) were dichorionic diamniotic twins. There were no cases of stillbirth beyond 30 and 34 weeks in monochorionic and dichorionic twins, respectively. Neonatal mortality stood reduced beyond 36 weeks of gestation in both groups. Neonatal morbidity reduced beyond 35 weeks of gestation in both groups.

Conclusion: Perinatal mortality and morbidity in twin gestation decreased as the gestation advanced

Publication

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association: JPMA

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