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Ana Miralles-Gutiérrez, Isidoro Narbona-Arias, Ernesto González-Mesa
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to review the available scientific evidence about mid-term neurological outcomes in twins after laser therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: A systematic review of studies on neurodevelopmental outcomes (cognition, motor development, communication skills and cerebral palsy) of twins after laser therapy for TTTS was conducted. Outcomes at 24 months of age and the use of validated scales for assessment were the selected criteria...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Matthew M Finneran, Megan A Templin, Courtney D Stephenson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the natural course of abnormal umbilical artery Doppler (UAD) findings in donor fetuses after laser surgery and the prognostic significance of resolution, persistence, or new onset UAD abnormalities with and without the presence of preoperative growth discordance. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of all monochorionic-diamniotic multi-fetal gestations diagnosed with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) undergoing laser surgery at a single large metropolitan referral center from 2010-2016...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
J Stirnemann, F Djaafri, A Kim, I Mediouni, L Bussieres, E Spaggiari, C Veluppillai, A Lapillonne, E Kermorvant, J-F Magny, C Colmant, Y Ville
OBJECTIVE: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a leading complication following fetoscopic laser coagulation (FLC) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Our primary objective was to describe the impact of improvements in surgical technique on survival and rate of PPROM over time. The secondary objective was to assess potential risk factors for PPROM. DESIGN AND SETTING: Single center retrospective observational study. POPULATION: 1092 consecutive cases of TTTS operated by FLC, between 2000 and 2016, with a 6...
January 30, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Enrique Gil Guevara, Andrea Pazos, Otilia Gonzalez, Pilar Carretero, Francisca S Molina
OBJECTIVE: To investigate fetal-survival rates following laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and the impact of Doppler analysis. METHODS: The present retrospective single-center study included data from patients with pregnancies exhibiting TTTS treated with fetoscopic laser surgery between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2016. Perinatal outcomes were examined and variables were compared between the donor and recipient fetuses that survived and died, respectively...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Nicholas Behrendt, Henry L Galan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is an uncommon, but dangerous, complication of monochorionic diamniotic twin gestations. The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the evolving treatments in TTTS as it pertains primarily to laser photocoagulation, as well as to provide recently published information on outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: The Solomon laser technique, in which selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation is first performed and then followed by laser of the vascular equator from one side of the placenta to the other, reduces TTTS complications of twin anemia-polycythemia syndrome and recurrent TTTS...
April 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Christoph Wohlmuth, Helena M Gardiner, Werner Diehl, Kurt Hecher
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) complicates 10-15% of monochorionic-diamniotic (MCDA) pregnancies. It originates from unbalanced transfer of fluid and vasoactive mediators from one twin to its co-twin via placental anastomoses. This results in hypovolemia in the donor and hypervolemia and vasoconstriction in the recipient twin. Consequently, the recipient demonstrates cardiovascular alterations including atrioventricular valve regurgitation, diastolic dysfunction, and pulmonary stenosis/atresia that do not necessarily correlate with Quintero-stages...
June 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Satoshi Hayashi, Ai Anami, Keisuke Ishii, Mari S Oba, Yuichiro Takahashi, Masahiko Nakata, Jun Murotsuki, Takeshi Murakoshi, Haruhiko Sago
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the perinatal outcome in monochorionic diamniotic (MD) twin pregnancies complicated by amniotic fluid discordance (AFD) adjoining twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: An observational study of 84 consecutive MD twin pregnancies complicated by AFD that resembled TTTS was conducted. AFD adjoining TTTS was defined by a maximal vertical pocket of amniotic fluid ≤3 cm in one twin and ≥7 cm in the other excluding TTTS...
February 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
S H P Peeters, J Akkermans, J Bustraan, J M Middeldorp, E Lopriore, R Devlieger, L Lewi, J Deprest, D Oepkes
OBJECTIVES: Fetoscopic laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome is a procedure for which no objective tools exist to assess technical skills. To ensure that future fetal surgeons reach competence prior to performing the procedure unsupervised, we developed a performance assessment tool. The aim of this study was to validate this assessment tool for reliability and construct validity. METHODS: We made use of a procedure-specific evaluation instrument containing all essential steps of the fetoscopic laser procedure, which was previously created using Delphi methodology...
March 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
R K Dhillon, S C Hillman, R Pounds, R K Morris, M D Kilby
OBJECTIVE: To compare the Solomon and selective techniques for fetoscopic laser ablation (FLA) for the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) in monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a systematic review conducted in accordance with the PRISMA statement. Electronic searches were performed for relevant citations published from inception to September 2014. Selected studies included pregnancies undergoing FLA for TTTS that reported on recurrence of TTTS, occurrence of twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) or survival...
November 2015: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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