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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 783408, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/783408
Case Report

Spontaneous Resolution of Mirror Syndrome following Demise of Hydropic Twin

Prenatal Assessment Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA

Received 13 August 2012; Accepted 24 September 2012

Academic Editors: A. Awonuga, A. Fujimoto, and O. Picone

Copyright © 2012 Kate E. Oliver et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Maternal mirror syndrome is a rare consequence of fetal hydrops. By convention, delivery is recommended in pregnancies complicated by mirror syndrome due to grave fetal prognosis. We describe a case of a dichorionic, diamniotic twin gestation complicated by hydrops fetalis of twin B. The patient declined selective feticide. Two weeks later, intrauterine fetal demise of fetus B was diagnosed and complete resolution of mirror syndrome followed. Unaddressed, mirror syndrome can lead to significant maternal and fetal complications. This case illustrates resolution of mirror syndrome following spontaneous intrauterine demise of the hydropic fetus.