The Vanishing Triplet
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shuang Ho Hospital , Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
- Corresponding Author:
- Pi-Hua Chen
Department of Obstetric and Gynecology
Shuang-Ho Hospital, Zhonghe District
New Taipei City, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 08, 2015 Accepted date: October 19, 2015 Published date: October 25, 2015
Citation: Chen P (2015) The Vanishing Triplet. Clinics Mother Child Health 12:196. doi:10.4172/2090-7214.1000196
Copyright: © 2015 Chen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Vanishing fetuses are frequently encountered in pregnancies results from in vitro fertilization. Ultrasound scans taken at the 4-5th weeks showed multiple gestation has occurred, it frequently happens that more than one amniotic sac can be seen in early pregnancy, whereas a few weeks later there is only one to be seen and the other has disappeared. Whereas the triplet pregnancy evolved into a normal twin gestation, and may further evolve into a singleton gestation. These very high resorption rates, which can be explained on the basis of the intense fetal competition for space, nutrition, or other factors during early gestation with frequent loss of the other fetus. Here, we report a case of a vanishing triplet of spontaneous pregnancy, one fetus vanished in the first month of pregnancy while another fetus disappeared at the end of second month. The normal pregnancy of the singleton was followed up until six months.