Multiple gestation complicated by the death of one fetus

Obstet Gynecol. 1989 May;73(5 Pt 1):685-9.


The antepartum death of a fetus in a multiple gestation can be associated with mortality or major morbidity in the survivor. To evaluate the risk after death of one fetus, all cases of multiple gestation complicated by a fetal death were evaluated. There were 17 multiple gestations in which one fetus died, with 19 surviving infants. The incidence of fetal death in multiple gestation was 2.6%. There was one case of major morbidity in a monochorionic gestation.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fetal Death* / diagnosis
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Pregnancy, Multiple*
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Risk
  • Triplets
  • Twins