Twin-twin transfusion syndrome

Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)

A condition in monochorionic twins in which there is a connection between the two circulatory systems so that the donor twin pumps the blood to the recipient twin without a return of blood to the donor.
Mentioned in: Prenatal Surgery
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The teacher is now hoping to raise awareness of pre-eclampsia and twin-twin transfusion syndrome through her own traumatic experiences.
Bernadette Murphy's two children suffered from a rare condition called twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
Screening for twin-twin transfusion syndrome at 11-14 weeks of pregnancy: the key role ofductus venosus blood flow assessment.
Moise, "Changes in the recipient fetal Tei index in the peri-operative period after laser photocoagulation of placental anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome," Prenatal Diagnosis, vol.
Colour-dye stained twin-twin transfusion syndrome placenta that was treated using the standard technique.
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In our case, the poor outcome was due to the early gestational age, possible twin-twin transfusion syndrome and severe cord entanglement which resulted in death as has been reported previously.