Intrafetal alcohol ablation of an acardiac twin

Zahar Azuar Zakaria, Roziana Ramli, Idayu Adul Malek, Maheran Abdul Razak


The twin reverse arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence is a rare but serious complication of mono-chorionic multiple pregnancies in which the affected twin is reversely perfused from the healthy co-twin. The unaffected twin is at risk of cardiac de-compensation or complication related to polyhydramnios, preterm pre-labour rupture of membrane and preterm delivery. When the risk to the healthy fetus increases significantly, the management is to occlude the circulation to the acardiac twin. Here we report a case successfully managed with intra-fetal alcohol ablation at the mid-trimester.


TRAP, Acardiac, Intra-fetal ablation

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