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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Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, such as spina bifida or twin-twin transfusion syndrome that had potentially devastating outcomes.
The rate of twin-twin transfusion syndrome was low (3%).
Fetal therapies are useful in conditions such as rhesus iso-immunisation and twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
The difference in the size of the fetuses is attributed not to singleton births of different gestational age but to intrauterine growth discrepancy as a consequence of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS).
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.
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.
Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, such as spina bifida, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or twin-twin transfusion syndrome, that had potentially devastating outcomes.
A side from myelomeningocele repair, placental laser ablation in cases of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome is the fetal surgery with the best evidence base and, for now, it's also the most frequently performed fetal surgery, although experts say it's also underused.
For protocol optimization, we used 5 large-volume AF supernatant samples from patients who had undergone therapeutic amnioreduction for twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
A wide variety of fetal abnormalities have been addressed via operative fetoscopy, including Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) or other fetal conditions associated with multiple gestation, fetal chylothorax and obstruction of the fetal urinary tract.
Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, such as spina bifida, twin-twin transfusion syndrome or congenital diaphragmatic hernia, that had potentially devastating outcomes.
The prospective risk of antepartum stillbirth after 32 weeks in this population appears to be independent of intensive ultrasound surveillance for such complications as twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and intrauterine growth restriction, according to lead investigator Olivia Barigye, M.