Twin-twin transfusion syndrome and twin anemia-polycythemia sequence in a monochorionic triamniotic pregnancy

Dahlia Davidoff, Jan Dickinson, T. Warner, Craig Pennell

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Abstract

Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is an antenatal complication of monochorionic multiple gestations. There have been few studies exploring the role of laser photocoagulation or outcomes following treatment in monochorionic triplet pregnancies with TTTS. We present a case where TTTS and twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) complicated a monochorionic triplet pregnancy. Following the laser photocoagulation to treat the TTTS between the triplets, an intra-uterine death occurred in one triplet and TAPS developed in the remaining two triplets. Intervention in this case resulted in a 2-week prolongation of pregnancy and a positive outcome for the remaining fetuses. This case and other published data reviewed in this article suggest that laser photocoagulation has a potential role for TTTS in monochorionic triplet pregnancies. © 2013 The Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-719
JournalTwin Research and Human Genetics
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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