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Pulmonary arterial and intracranial calcification in the recipient of a twin–twin transfusion

  • Olivia C. Y. Kei (a1), Walter J. Duncan (a2) and Derek G. Human (a2)

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Pulmonary arterial and intracranial calcifications are rarely found in children. A female infant, the recipient of a twin–twin transfusion syndrome was found, by ultrasound and computed tomography, to have both pulmonary arterial and intracerebral calcification. A rare condition, termed idiopathic arterial calcification of infancy, is the likely cause. This condition carries a poor prognosis and is usually fatal.

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Correspondence to: Walter J. Duncan, MD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 3V4, Canada. Tel: 604 875 3878; Fax: 604 875 3463; E-mail: wduncan@cw.bc.ca

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Pulmonary arterial and intracranial calcification in the recipient of a twin–twin transfusion

  • Olivia C. Y. Kei (a1), Walter J. Duncan (a2) and Derek G. Human (a2)

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