twin-to-twin transfusion


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to twin-to-twin transfusion: placental transfusion syndrome

twin-to-twin transfusion

an intrauterine abnormality of fetal circulation in monozygotic twins, in which blood is shunted directly from one twin to the other.
References in periodicals archive ?
Every year, in memory of Ryan, the club holds a garage sale and opportunity drawing to raise funds for the Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation.
that performs delicate and complex interventions for unborn babies, such as laser ablation and open fetal procedures to treat life-threatening abnormalities such as mylomeningocle, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, fetal tumors and diaphragmatic hernia.
Doctors feared that Lorna's baby boys were suffering from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
But Sarah started having stomach pains when she was five months' pregnant and doctors discovered the girls had a condition called twin-to-twin transfusion - meaning they had a disproportionate blood supply.
The doctors thought it was twin-to-twin transfusion (in which one twin gets a better blood supply than the other) but it wasn't that.
Research shows that a combined risk assessment in the first trimester and at 16 weeks can predict selective intrauterine growth restriction and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome--two of the major complications of monochorionic pregnancies--with greater than 80% accuracy.
Last year, the same team of Professor Fergal Malone and Dr Carol Barry-Kinsella managed to save the lives of the Kershaw twins Ryan and Dylan who also suffered from life threatening Twin-to-Twin Transfusion.
Nicole was 15 weeks along when medical staff detected twin-to-twin transfusion, a type of problem that occurs sometimes with twin babies, whereby blood flows from one twin to another,"
The babies had a rare twin-to-twin transfusion, which means that Bradley was taking oxygen and nutrients from Brandon as there was only one placenta.
Ruano is an expert in fetoscopic laser therapy for severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in Brazil and is honored to join Dr.
Multiple births come with a high risk of problems, from anaemia and high blood pressure to twin-to-twin transfusion, where one twin takes blood from the other.