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Amniotic fluid pressure in both cavities of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: a vote against septostomy.
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PMID:  10720870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report our results of the measurement of the amniotic fluid pressure in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome before and after amniodrainage and the separate measurement in the cavity of the stuck twin and the recipient, respectively, in 2 cases. METHOD: Six patients with severe TTS underwent therapeutic amniodrainage. Amniotic fluid pressure was obtained before and after reduction of the fluid volume. In 2 of these cases we were able to calculate the pressure separately in both amniotic cavities, the donors (stuck twin) and the recipients. RESULTS: In all cases of TTS, amniotic pressure was high before and reduced after amniodrainage. The pressure was equal in the donors and in the recipients cavity. CONCLUSION: Amniotic pressure seems to be high in TTS, but equal in both cavities. Therefore, amniotic septostomy is probably of low value, especially if a high-risk monoamniotic situation is artificially created.
J Hartung; R Chaoui; R Bollmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    2000 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-05     Completed Date:  2000-05-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Prenatal Medicine, Humboldt-University, Charité Berlin (Campus Mitte), Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Amnion / surgery*
Amniotic Fluid / physiology*
Fetofetal Transfusion / physiopathology*,  surgery

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