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Abstract

Multiple births

Multiple gestations affect an increasing number of pregnancies. They are at increased risks for preterm birth and several other complications. Placentation and chorionicity are the main determinants of the prognosis, and the placental situation can be confidently assessed by ultrasound. Ultrasound can also be used to study other risk determinants (e. g. for chromosomal problems or for preterm delivery). Recommendations exist for delivery in multiples, regarding both timing and mode, and in normal as well as in complicated pregnancies.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2014; 10(3): 244–257

Keywords
Multiple gestation, chorionicity, placentation, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, ultrasound

Boris Tutschek
Pränatal Zürich, Zürich
Reviewer: Rolf Becker, Berlin,
und Wolfgang Henrich, Berlin

Tutschek B. Mehrlinge Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2014; 10(3): 244–257 publiziert 30.11.2014 www.akademos.de/gyn ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2014 ISSN 1614-8533