Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 491–494 | Cite as

TRAP (Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion) sequence

  • Aleksandra Doronjski
  • Taita Stojilković
  • Slobodan Spasojević
  • Borko Milanović
  • Vesna Stojanović
Case Report


TRAP (Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion) sequence is a rare malformation that occurs in monozygotic twin pregnancies. Twin weight ratio in our case was 76% (body weight of pump twin was 1800 g, acardiac twin 1370 g), but in spite of that the pump twin had a mild clinical picture with premature birth, fetal hydrops (mild pleural effusion; hypoproteinemia; on the 3rd day of life the baby was without edema and the level of his serum proteins were in referral ranges) and mild myocardial hypertrophy of left ventricle (echocardiography performed on the 28th day of life was normal).


Acardiac twin Pump twin Hydrops fetalis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandra Doronjski
    • 1
  • Taita Stojilković
    • 2
  • Slobodan Spasojević
    • 1
  • Borko Milanović
    • 1
  • Vesna Stojanović
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Medical schoolUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia
  2. 2.Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Medical schoolUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia

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