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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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.
9 Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is one of the most serious complications of the monochorionic multiple gestation.
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.
And it was then that the devastating discovery was found that Nicola had contracted twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a disease of the placenta which affects twin pregnancies.
She and her partner Anthony Willoughby found out 20 weeks into her pregnancy that her babies had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, meaning one was getting more blood than the other.
They were born by emergency section after a scan showed the dangerous twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, which meant the babies were receiving unequal nutrients from the placenta.