Intra-Placental Twin Pair: Ultrasonographic Mirror-Image Artifact


SEZİK M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.7, no.2, pp.247-249, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.1343
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-249

Abstract

During the routine antenatal ultrasound scan of a 28-year-old woman at 22 weeks' gestation with a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy, a "moving phantom fetus" was evident within the posterior placenta. It was concluded that the image was a mirror-image artifact with the freely floating inter-twin membrane between the amniotic sacs, comprising the reflective surface. The possibility of such phantom images during obstetric sonography should be considered.