Body stalk anomaly in monozygotic twinning: a case report


Aksoy F., Karayel F., Ramazanoglu R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.42, no.3, pp.250-252, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-252

Abstract

We describe a case of concordant body stalk anomaly in a monozygotic twin. Autopsy of the fetus showed abnormalities compatible with the maldevelopment of embryonic folding. Abdominal viscera were in a sac covered by the amnion and were attached directly to the placenta. The anus was not visible and no discernible external genitalia were noted. Other findings included a neural tube defect and a rectal duplication as an enteric cyst. Umbilical cord had only one vein and an artery. No abnormalities were found on pathologic examination of the placenta.