Superfecundation and Dual Paternity in a Twin Pregnancy Ending with Placental Abruption

    Volume 45, Issue 1 (January 2000)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Brezinka, C
    University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck,

    Ambach, E
    Institute for Forensic Medicine, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck,

    Parson, W
    Institute for Forensic Medicine, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck,

    (Received 26 January 1999; accepted 7 May 1999)

    Abstract

    A case of superfecundation and dual paternity in a twin pregnancy is presented. Placental abruption developed at week 33 of gestation and the two boys had to be saved by emergency cesarean section. As they shared one placenta, had almost identical weight and had the same sex, they were assumed to be monozygotic. However, a subsequent paternity suit led to the conclusion, based on DNA-analysis, that the twin brothers had been fathered by two different men. Obstetrical implications are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS14656J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14656J

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    Title Superfecundation and Dual Paternity in a Twin Pregnancy Ending with Placental Abruption
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    Committee E30