twin-twin transfusion syndrome

twin-twin transfusion syndrome

a syndrome caused by twin-to-twin transfusion in which the donor twin develops hypovolemia, hypotension, anemia, microcardia, and growth retardation while the recipient twin develops hypervolemia, hypertension, polycythemia, cardiomegaly, and congestive heart failure. Hydramnios frequently occurs.

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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Colour-dye stained twin-twin transfusion syndrome placenta that was treated using the standard technique.
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.
The rate of twin-twin transfusion syndrome was low (3%).
26) Even in the absence of twin oligo-polyhydramnios sequence, twin-twin transfusion syndrome is still possible and so should not be excluded.
A case report and literature review in twin-twin transfusion syndrome stage III, fetoscopy-guided laser therapy, complicated with ballantyne syndrome and selective IUGR of fetus donor
Fetal therapies are useful in conditions such as rhesus iso-immunisation and twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), which is a serious complication in monochorionic diamniotic twins (MCDA-T), involves unequal blood flow via the placental vascular anastomoses from the donor to the recipient twin.
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) occurs in identical (monozygotic) twins who share a single (monochorionic) placenta.
Erazo received Operative Fetoscopic Laser Therapy to treat Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) through the Fetal Therapy Program at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles-University of Southern California Institute for Maternal Fetal Health (IMFH) at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.
This is largely attributed to twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), which occurs in 15%-20% of MCDA twin pregnancies, and discordant intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), which complicates an additional 25% [1, 6-9].