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Aplasia cutis congenita and ‘vanishing twin’ caused by iatrogenic fetal reduction
  1. Andrea Bassi1,2,
  2. Caterina Coviello3,
  3. Maurizio de Martino1,2,
  4. Mario Cutrone4,
  5. Carlo Dani3
  1. 1Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children’s University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  2. 2Department of Pediatric Medicine, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children’s University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  3. 3Division of Neonatology, Careggi University Hospital of Florence, Florence, Italy
  4. 4Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Ospedale Dell’Angelo, Venezia, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrea Bassi, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children’s University Hospital, 24 - 50129 Florence, Italy; bassi76{at}interfree.it

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An infant boy was born at 33 weeks’ gestation via caesarean section due to premature rupture of the membranes. His mother was 31 years old and had conceived a bigeminal monochorionic biamniotic pregnancy. Due to megabladder malformation, the pregnancy was complicated by selective embryo reduction by laser cord coagulation of the second twin at 14 weeks, which led to a complete fetal resorption (‘vanishing twin: VT’). On clinical …

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