© 1994

Pathology of Multiple Pregnancy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Virginia J. Baldwin
    Pages 1-7
  3. Virginia J. Baldwin
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  4. Virginia J. Baldwin
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  5. Virginia J. Baldwin
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  6. Virginia J. Baldwin
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  11. Virginia J. Baldwin
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  12. Virginia J. Baldwin
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 387-409

About this book


Pathology of Multiple Pregnancy collates case material from over 500 autopsies (including embryos) and 1200 placentas from twins, triplets, and higher multiples with selected literature on human multiple reproduction. It emphasizes important new concepts of pathophysiology and interpretation of less than ideal outcomes of multiple conception based on over 30 years experience in the field. Aspects of perinatal pathology unique to twins and higher multiples are emphasized, with practical suggestions for the service pathologist, including items of potential medico-legal significance. Controversial topics, such as the value of studies of concordance for diseases or malformations, and the significance of inter-twin anastomoses, are addressed and suggestions made for further investigation. A close working relationship between pathologists and clinical colleagues is encouraged by discussion of clinico-pathological correlations. And, the most recent discussions on mechanisms of twinning and genetic versus environmental influences on the development of twins are presented.


Embryo pathophysiology placenta pregnancy reproduction

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyBritish Columbia’s Children’s HospitalVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pathology of Multiple Pregnancy
  • Authors Virginia J. Baldwin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94011-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-9516-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-9514-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 409
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
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"This book is close to art... The discussion of the mechanism of twinning and the ambiguity of zygosity should be mandatory readings for all who interpret or cite twin studies..." (NEJM)
"Well-written and clinically relevant, Dr. Baldwin's book engages readers with an in-depth lucid and scholarly presentation..." (Mayo Clinica Proceedings)