Korean J Perinatol.  2009 Dec;20(4):395-400.

A Successful Delayed-Interval Delivery without Cerclage Operation after One Fetal Delivery in a Case of Twin Pregnancy

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dong-A University, College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. banana3592@hanmail.net


The incidence of multifetal pregnancies has significantly increased because of progress of assisted reproductive technologies. Preterm delivery is the most common and significant obstetrical problem in multifetal pregnancies. When the first twin of mutifetal pregnancy is prematurely delivered at previable gestational age, the success of delayed interval delivery of the second twin can improve the neonatal outcome for the remaining fetus. The optimal management of delayed interval delivery is not defined. Tocolysis, prophylactic antibiotics, and cervical cerclage are generally used. I present a case of delayed interval delivery in twin pregnancy with an interval of 89 days. The first twin was delivered at 21.3 weeks of gestation and delayed delivery of the second twin was succeeded by conservative treatment without cervical cerclage. This case is the longest interval case in Korea.


Delayed interval delivery; Multifetal pregnancy
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