mirror syndrome


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Mirror syndrome, also known as triple edema syndrome or Ballantyne syndrome, is rare and its prevalence and etiopathogenesis are unknown.
Mirror syndrome, also known as triple edema or Ballantyne's syndrome, was diagnosed because of the presence of hemodilution, uncontrolled blood pressure level, significant maternal edema, and fetal hydrops.
[5] It sometimes results in a mirror syndrome where the foetal hydrops causes placentomegaly and ultimately features of maternal hydrops with preeclampsia and oedema develop which requires urgent delivery of the foetus.
Mirror syndrome associated with sacrococcygeal teratoma: case report.
Mirror syndrome after fetoscopic laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome due to transient donor hydrops that resolved before delivery.
Typical Tory smoke and mirror syndrome.These are the people who expect us to vote for them again!
The disorder that ultimately lead to Nathaniel's tragic suicide has been referred to as "broken mirror syndrome" and affects as many as 1 in 100 people, according to the (http://www.ocfoundation.org/) International OCD Foundation.
As the baby's organs began to shut down, Katrina developed mirror syndrome, which meant her organs were shutting down simultaneously.
The team consider all manner of suggestions until House comes to the conclusion that it is maternal mirror syndrome, a condition in which a perfectly healthy mother adopts the symptoms of her unborn child.
Triggered by compression of the great vessels and cardiac compression from large tumors, it is a strong predictor of fetal death and may lead to "maternal mirror syndrome," a potentially devastating complication in which the mother develops the same symptoms as her critically ill fetus.