placental transfusion syndrome

placental transfusion syndrome

in utero transfusion of blood from one twin to the other such that the donor becomes anemic and growth retarded and the recipient becomes polycythemic and develops hydrops.
See also: twin-twin transfusion.
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pla·cen·tal trans·fu·sion syn·drome

(plă-sen'tăl trans-fyū'zhŭn sin'drōm)
In utero transfusion of blood from one twin to the other such that the donor becomes anemic and growth retarded and the recipient becomes polycythemic and develops hydrops.
See also: twin-twin transfusion
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