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What is twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

What is twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

AKA TTTS: Ttts is when twins share abnormal blood vessel connections allowing one baby to "steal" blood from the other. Another name for this syndrome is poly/oli twins because one will have too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and the other too little fluid (oligohydramnios.) this is a high risk situation that will need to be carefully monitored by serial ultrasound and may require early delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

What are the symptoms of twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

Large uterus.: Rapidly enlarging uterus is the hallmark of ttts and results from massive polyhydramnios in the recipient's gestational sac. Prompt expert medical care can help avoid death to both twins. ...Read more

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What is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome?

What is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome?

Blood problem: When blood from one twin is going to the other twin. One twin grows the other does not twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome ttts; fetal transfusion syndrome last reviewed: september 12, 2011. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (ttts) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb. Causes, incidence, and risk factors ttts occurs when blood moves from one twin. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for twin-twin transfusion syndrome?

Laser, amnioreductio: Laser to try to separate the two fused placentas and/or amnioreduction can help manage ttts to a certain extent. Laser is preferred but both methods have pretty high failure an complication rates. Ttts is a bad diagnosis to have.. ...Read more

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How is amnio used for twin-twin transfusion?

How is amnio used for twin-twin transfusion?

Amnioreduction.: Before laser therapy became trendy for ttts management, serial amnioreductions with or without amnioseptostomy were successfully used to increase perinatal survival in such complicated twin pregnancies. The decrease of amniotic fluid volume in the recipient's sac alleviates the pressure on the placenta and helps prolong the pregnancy while avoiding fetal demise; neurological damage can still occur. ...Read more

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Perfect twins by.Csect.; wife alert, /but placenta removal: severe hem 4.5l & , bp=29/15 no transfusion wife unconscious ever since -> now 32 hours?

Perfect twins by.Csect.; wife alert, /but placenta removal:  severe hem 4.5l & , bp=29/15 no transfusion wife unconscious ever since -> now 32 hours?

You need answers.: Please understand that I am a family physician, not an obstetrician. If i understand you, your wife had a serious post-partum hemorrhage after a c-section delivery of twins. I would imagine that blood would be given unless there was a specific reason not to. My questions would pertain to her neurological status, and the possibility of bleeding into her pituitary gland. Talk with the doctors asap. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Neither: Marfan syndrome affects males and females equally, and the mutation shows no ethnic or geographical bias. Estimates indicate about one in 3, 000 to 5, 000 individuals have marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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My dad (85) has myelodysplastic syndrome (mds), hgb recently fell to 9 and red cell count near critical. Getting transfusion and procrit. Outlook?

MDS not curable: First transfusion? Or becoming transfusion dependent. Are newer possibilities to help control transfusion requirement. Different subtypes of mds. Would need more specifics. ...Read more

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What is hidden twin syndrome? i was a hidden twin

What is hidden twin syndrome? i was a hidden twin

Hidden Twin Syndrome: Before ultrasound imaging of pregnancy, a twin pregnancy was sometimes missed, and not realized until the twin is delivered at birth. Now with ultrasound imaging, a twin is seen during examination. There is no dangerous hidden twin syndrome to worry you. Relax aabout this. ...Read more

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