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Table 2 The characteristics of triplets with two acardiac fetuses

From: Intrafetal laser therapy in a monochorionic diamniotic triplet pregnancy with two acardiac fetuses: a case report and literature review

Study ID Maternal age(years) Spontaneously conceived Triplet
type
Diagnosis age(wks) Prenatal intervention Delivery age(wks) Delivery
method
Pregnancy outcomes
Sanjaghsaz 1998 [5] 24 NS NS At delivery No 35 + 1 CS A live infant weighing 2646 g and conjoined acardiac acephalic twins weighing 1350 g
Ventura 2011 [6] 30 spontaneously
conceived
MCTA 21 No 23 + 5 VD Spontaneous labor and no fetal heart activity in the pump twin, pump twin weighing 720 g, acardiac twins weighing 862 g
May
2016 [4]
30 NS MCDA 26 + 1 No 27 + 6 CS A live infant weighing 1275 g and conjoined acardiac twins weighing 940 g
Our case 31 spontaneously
conceived
MCDA 12 Intrafetal laser therapy 37 + 4 CS A healthy infant weighing 2510 g and two papyraceous acardiac fetuses weighing 14 and 8 g
  1. NS not specified, MCTA monochorionic triamniotic, MCDA monochorionic diamniotic, wks weeks, VD vaginal delivery, CS cesarean section