Recovery of second trimester pre-eclampsia after fetal reduction of a triplet

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Women with a multiple pregnancy are at increased risk of developing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. We describe a case of a dichorionic triamniotic triplet pregnancy complicated by severe hypertension, proteinuria and maternal symptoms, fitting with the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, apart from the early gestational age of only 16 weeks. After reduction of the monochorionic pair, the disease resolved and pre-eclampsia was diagnosed again at 30 weeks of gestation, resulting in a delivery on maternal indication at 33 weeks of gestation. In a review of the literature, we found six papers including eight cases on multifetal pregnancy reduction on maternal indication. Multifetal pregnancy reduction resulted in a prolongation of pregnancy of two to 21 weeks and may be considered in extreme early onset pre-eclampsia in dichorionic multiple pregnancies.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere227667
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019

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