mirror syndrome

(redirected from Ballantyne syndrome)

mirror syndrome

Obstetrics
A rare condition characterised by foetal and placental hydrops and maternal pre-eclampsia.

Aetiology
Obstetrical problems including Rh incompatibility, metabolic disease, foetal infection and foetal malformations; possibly linked to high-output cardiac failure in the mother; possibly due to the release of hormones or vasoactive substances by the placenta.
 
Clinical findings
• Maternal—Oedema, albuminuria, pre-eclampsia; lab findings may include anaemia, increased uric acid.
• Foetal—Ascites, hydrops, occasionally twin-twin transfusion.

Neurology
A rare form of anterograde amnesia, described in 2007 by Giovannini Conchiglia in which patients mimic those around them. It is linked to damage to the fronto-temporal cortex.
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A case report and literature review in twin-twin transfusion syndrome stage III, fetoscopy-guided laser therapy, complicated with ballantyne syndrome and selective IUGR of fetus donor
Reversal of Ballantyne syndrome by selective second trimester fetal termination.
Reversion of the Ballantyne syndrome despite fetal hydrops persistence.
Reversal of Ballantyne syndrome by selective second-trimester fetal termination: a case report.