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Research Article

High Risk of Unexpected Late Fetal Death in Monochorionic Twins Despite Intensive Ultrasound Surveillance: A Cohort Study

  • Olivia Barigye,

    Affiliation: Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, and Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lucia Pasquini,

    Affiliation: Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, and Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Paula Galea,

    Affiliation: Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, and Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Helen Chambers,

    Affiliation: Perinatal Pathology Unit, Department of Histopathology, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lucy Chappell,

    Affiliation: Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, and Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas M Fisk mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: n.fisk@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, and Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 28, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020172

About the Authors

Olivia Barigye, Lucia Pasquini, Paula Galea, Lucy Chappell, Nicholas M Fisk
Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, and Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Helen Chambers
Perinatal Pathology Unit, Department of Histopathology, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: n.fisk@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

Nicholas Fisk is on the editorial board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

LC and NMF designed the study. OB, LP, PG, and NMF acquired data. OB, HC, LC, and NMF analyzed the data. OB, LP, PG, HC, LC, and NMF contributed to writing the paper.