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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health