Following on from the success of their previous standard textbook on Multiple Pregnancy, the authors have refocused their attention on prenatal assessment in multiple pregnancy and come up with condensed and revised material in a free-standing text. Multiple pregnancies are associated with higher levels of morbidity and fetal distress, and so effective and rapid diagnosis of problems is paramount. Those clinicians who would not have a practical application for all the aspects covered comprehensively in the earlier work will find this volume a clinically orientated and extremely useful addition to their working library.
"This is a valuable book that caregivers managing multiple pregnancy will benefit from having in their personal libraries. The illustrations and the book's highly targeted focus set this book apart from others in the field." - Doody's Reviews
1. How is multiple pregnancy defined? 2. Placentation in twins and triplets 3. Post partum placental examination 4. Advanced placental examination 5. Diagnosing chorionicity and amnionicity by ultrasound 6. Approach to genetic counseling 7. Non-invasive screening tests: biochemical markers 8. Non-invasive screening tests: ultrasound 9. Invasive diagnostic genetic testing 10. Assessment of growth by ultrasound 11. Assessing the fetus at risk by Doppler 12. Assessment of the fetal heart by echocardiography 13. Sonographic dianosis of twin-to-twin perfusion sequence 15. Monoamniotic twins 16. Conjoined twins 17. Complete hydatidiform mole with coexistent twin 18. Heterotopic pregnancy 19. Predicting preterm birth by cervical assessment 20. Biophysical assessment 21. Zygosity testing