twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome


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Intrauterine growth retardation in 1 twin due to an artery-to-artery vascular shunting, which may occur in a diamnionic-dichorionic placenta, accompanied by hydramnios; the ‘donor’ twin is anaemic, pale, lighter, smaller with organ hypoplasia; the recipient twin is plethoric, polycythemic, macrosomic, has increased vascular resistance and may develop heart failure

twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

Fetal transfusion syndrome, fetofetal transfusion syndrome, stuck twin syndrome Obstetrics Intrauterine growth retardation in 1 twin due to an artery-to-artery vascular shunting, which may occur in a diamnionic-dichorionic placenta and be accompanied by hydramnios; the 'donor' twin is anemic, pale, lighter, smaller with organ hypoplasia; the recipient twin is plethoric, polycythemic, macrosomic, has ↑ vascular resistance and may develop heart failure. Cf Twin arterial reversed perfusion sequence.
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At 20 weeks, they were given the heartbreaking news that they had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Doctors had spotted that the babies had something called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
Assessment of fetal cardiac function before and after therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009;200:400.
Darren, 37, says they discovered early on in the pregnancy that the boys had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, which occurs when twins share a placenta which contains abnormal blood vessels and affects their circulation.
Danielle was diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) after the boys' difference in size was noticed at only seven weeks.
?Delighted Coatbridge parents Lynsey Hay and Anthony Drake were looking forward to their first Christmas with "wee miracles" Elliot and Oliver, who had lifesaving surgery in the womb after developing twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
In monochorionic twin pregnancy, two conditions that may progress to fetal hydrops are twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and acardiac twin, also known as twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence.
Stillbirth is mainly attributed to placental insufficiency and foetal growth restriction.9 Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is one of the most serious complications of the monochorionic multiple gestation.
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is one of the most common and most serious complications, affecting approximately 10% of monochorionic pregnancies.
The other complications inherent to twinning are discordant growth of twin, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, acardiac twins, death of one foetus in utero, and congenital anomalies.
The shared placenta places these pregnancies at increased risk for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a fetal-placental imbalance in which one twin "transfuses" the other.