Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2015, Page: 151-153
Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence: A Case Report in Fallujah Maternity and Children Hospital, Fallujah, Iraq
Samira T. Abdulghani Alaani, Central Committee of Birth defects registration and follow up, Fallujah Maternity and Children Hospital, Fallujah, Iraq
Received: Jul. 21, 2015;       Accepted: Jul. 31, 2015;       Published: Aug. 10, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.cmr.20150405.15      View  7562      Downloads  136
Introduction. Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence is a rare complication of multiple pregnancy caused by defects in early embryogenesis. The pump twin supplies the acardiac recipient twin with blood, and although the pump twin is usually structurally normal, congenital anomalies have sometimes been reported. We report a case of twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence with feet polydactly in the surviving pump twin. This was the 1st case reported in Fallujah city, Iraq. Case report. A 22 years old. gravida 2, para 0. abortion 1, full term lady presented to the delivery room with labour pain with no history of any prenatal care. She gave no history of any familial congenital anomaly and there was no history of consanguinity with her hasbund. She has been referred for cesearian section delivery as an emergency as there was no progress in labour. Ultrasound examination at the delivery room revealed the diagnosis of monozygotic twin, one was normal & the 2nd was diagnosed as (abnormal) with difficulty in visualization of the fetal parts and gender. Conclusion. Twin-Reversed Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) sequence is a rare complication of monozygotic multiple gestation. Accurate antenatal diagnosis is essential to improve the prognosis of this rare entity.
TRAP Sequence, Twin Pregnancy, Polydactly, Fallujah
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Samira T. Abdulghani Alaani, Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence: A Case Report in Fallujah Maternity and Children Hospital, Fallujah, Iraq, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 151-153. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20150405.15
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