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Acute peripartum twin-twin transfusion syndrome: Incidence, risk factors, placental characteristics and neonatal outcome.
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PMID:  23876159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the incidence, placental characteristics and outcome in acute peripartum twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive cases of monochorionic (MC) twins admitted to our center were included in the study. We excluded cases with chronic TTTS or twin anemia polycythemia sequence. Acute peripartum TTTS was defined when the inter-twin hemoglobin difference at birth was >8 g/dL.
RESULTS: A total of 241 MC twin pregnancies were included in the study. Acute peripartum TTTS was detected in six cases (2.5%, 6/241). Vaginal delivery occurred more often in the acute peripartum TTTS group compared to the control group of uncomplicated MC pregnancies, 100% (6/6) versus 57% (135/235) (P = 0.002), respectively. Acute anemia was detected only in firstborn twins. Placental angioarchitecture in acute peripartum TTTS was similar to the placentas in the control group.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of acute peripartum TTTS is low (2.5%). Birth order and mode of delivery appear to be associated with increased risk of acute peripartum TTTS.
Enrico Lopriore; Nanneke Holtkamp; Marieke Sueters; Johanna M Middeldorp; Frans J Walther; Dick Oepkes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-7-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2013 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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