Embryo reduction versus expectant management in triplet pregnancies.

  title={Embryo reduction versus expectant management in triplet pregnancies.},
  author={Aris J. Antsaklis and Athena P Souka and George J Daskalakis and Nikolaos E Papantoniou and Panagiota Koutra and Yannis G Kavalakis and Spyros A Mesogitis},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  volume={16 4},
OBJECTIVE In triplet pregnancies, to compare pregnancy outcome of expectant management with that after embryo reduction to twins. METHODS Retrospective study of 255 trichorionic triplet pregnancies, of which 185 had embryo reduction to twins (reduced group) and 70 were managed expectantly (non-reduced group). RESULTS Median birth weight was higher by about 500 g and gestation prolonged by about 3 weeks in the reduced pregnancies compared with the expectantly managed pregnancies (2300 vs… CONTINUE READING


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