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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References in periodicals archive ?
Young, "Aneurysm of the vein of Galen: A new cause for Ballantyne syndrome," American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.
Cardwell, "Ballantyne syndrome caused by a large placental chorioangioma," American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.
Blot, "Clinical biological features of Ballantyne syndrome and the role of placental hydrops," Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, vol.
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.
Reversal of Ballantyne syndrome by selective second-trimester fetal termination: a case report.