Antenatal necrotic injury in severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: A case and review

Stephen R. Carr, François Luks, Thomas Tracy, Michael Plevyak

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A case of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) was associated with ischemic injury of the left leg of the recipient twin. Five reduction amniocenteses were performed between 17 6/7 and 23 3/7 weeks followed by fetoscopic laser ablation of chorioangiopagus vessels at 23 6/7 weeks of gestation. Anatomic assessment of the affected limb indicated timing of the injury at 19 4/7 weeks gestational age. The published literature suggests that ischemic fetal injuries in severe TTTS are associated with blood hyperviscosity in the affected twin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-372
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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