Journal Article

Three blastocyst stage embryo transfer resulting in a quintuplet pregnancy: Case report

Kayhan Yakín, Semra Kahraman and Sedat Cömert

in Human Reproduction

Published on behalf of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

Volume 16, issue 4, pages 782-784
Published in print April 2001 | ISSN: 0268-1161
Published online April 2001 | e-ISSN: 1460-2350 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/16.4.782
Three blastocyst stage embryo transfer resulting in a quintuplet pregnancy: Case report

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High-order pregnancies are associated with high morbidity and mortality and the incidence is increased as a drastic complication of assisted reproductive technology. This case presents a high-order pregnancy achieved by transfer of three blastocyst stage embryos resulting in a quintuplet pregnancy including a monochorionic triplet. Following the selective termination of the monochorionic triplet, two healthy children were born. The mechanism of monochorionic development and its association with assisted reproductive technology are discussed.

Keywords: blastocyst transfer; ICSI; multiple pregnancy; ovarian stimulation; quintuplets

Journal Article.  1665 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Reproductive Medicine

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