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Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21142846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a severe complication of monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies, characterized by the development of unbalanced chronic blood transfer from one twin, defined as donor twin, to the other, defined as recipient, through placental anastomoses. If left untreated, TTTS is associated with very high perinatal mortality and morbidity rates, due to a combination of fetal and/or obstetric complications. The reported prevalence is 10-15% of all MC twins, or about 1 in 2000 pregnancies. This consensus document reviews available evidence and offers practical guidance to clinicians by providing recommendations on various aspects concerning diagnosis and management of TTTS.
Authors:
; Ahmet Baschat; Ramen H Chmait; Jan Deprest; Eduard Gratacós; Kurt Hecher; Efficia Kontopoulos; Ruben Quintero; Daniel W Skupski; Dan V Valsky; Yves Ville
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline     Date:  2010-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-08     Revised Date:  2011-12-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Fetofetal Transfusion* / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Fetoscopy
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Laser Coagulation
Placenta / abnormalities,  blood supply
Pregnancy
Twins, Monozygotic
Vascular Malformations / complications

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