What - and why - the pediatric surgeon should know about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

Francois I. Luks, Stephen R. Carr, Monique E. De Paepe, Thomas Tracy

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Abstract

Endoscopic laser ablation of placental vessels is the most commonly performed fetal operation today. Herein, we review the pathophysiology of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and the challenges of its treatment. Pediatric surgeons, with their knowledge of fetal and congenital pathology, and their technical expertise with minimally invasive surgery, can be of great benefit to the patient and the medical team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1063-1069
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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