Can Intrauterine Death of a Co-Twin Result in Renal Failure in the Survivor?

Aydin B., Dilli D., Zenciroglu A., Aydog O., BEKEN S., Uzunalic N., ...More

RENAL FAILURE, vol.35, no.4, pp.544-546, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/0886022x.2013.766565
  • Journal Name: RENAL FAILURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.544-546
  • Keywords: twin, renal failure, newborn, MONOCHORIONIC TWIN, CHILDREN
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Multiple pregnancies are characterized by significantly higher rates of intrauterine and perinatal morbidities and fetal death compared to singleton pregnancies. It is well known that the death of a co-twin during the second and third trimester can cause damage in the other fetus. Here we report two newborn cases presenting with renal failure probably caused by intrauterine death of their co-twins shortly before birth.