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A birth of twins—one boy and one girl—from a single embryo transfer and a possible natural pregnancy

  • Koichi Kyono
  • Yukiko Nakajo
  • Chikako Nishinaka
  • Yasuhisa Araki
  • Masakazu Doshida
  • Mayumi Toya
  • Satoru Kanto
CASE REPORT

Abstract

Purpose

To describe a rare case of a birth of dizygotic twins with different-sex infants from a single embryo transfer.

Methods and results

A patient, who had her right ovary and tube removed, and her husband were treated with ICSI and a single embryo transfer. When a single fresh embryo was transferred on day 4, following oocyte retrieval using GnRH agonist-long protocol, two gestational sacs were recognized at 8 weeks of gestation. Healthy twins with a boy and a girl were delivered at 37 weeks 0 days of gestation by a cesarean section. The boy’s weight was 2096g, and his height was 45.0cm, while the girl’s weight was 1988g, and her height was 41.5cm. Peripheral lymphocyte chromosome analysis of the two infants showed normal karyotype, 46, XY (boy) and 46, XX (girl).

Conclusions

A single embryo transfer could produce different-sex twins.

Keywords

A birth A single embryo transfer (SET) Dizygotic twins Different-sex infants Natural pregnancy 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Kyono
    • 1
  • Yukiko Nakajo
    • 1
  • Chikako Nishinaka
    • 1
  • Yasuhisa Araki
    • 2
  • Masakazu Doshida
    • 1
  • Mayumi Toya
    • 1
  • Satoru Kanto
    • 1
  1. 1.Kyono ART Clinic, Mitsui-SeimeiSendaiJapan
  2. 2.The Institute for ARMTGunmaJapan

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