Prenatally diagnosed gastroschisis in monozygotic twins

D. P. Gorczyca, Karen K Lindfors, K. A. Giles, John P McGahan, F. W. Hanson, F. P. Tennant

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Prenatal detection of gastroschisis has been increased by current maternal serum alpha (MSAFP) screening programs since the defect is associated with an elevation in MSAFP. Since gastroschisis is only one of many conditions that elevates MSAFP, sonography is used to differentiate it from the other conditions that can cause similar serum abnormalities. We report the first case of monozygotic twins, each with gastroschisis. This diagnosis was established prenatally by MSAFP elevation and subsequent sonographic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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