Twin-twin transfusion syndrome with only superficial placental anastomoses: Endoscopic and pathological evidence

C. Bermúdez, C. Becerra, P. W. Bornick, M. H. Allen, J. Arroyo, R. A. Quintero

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Abstract

Deep arteriovenous placental anastomoses in monochorionic placentas have been considered an essential etiological factor in twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Moreover, some investigators have suggested that superficial anastomoses have a protective role. We report on confirmed cases of TTTS with only superficial anastomoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-140
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Amniocentesis
  • Laser photocoagulation
  • Placental anastomoses
  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome
  • Twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Bermúdez, C., Becerra, C., Bornick, P. W., Allen, M. H., Arroyo, J., & Quintero, R. A. (2002). Twin-twin transfusion syndrome with only superficial placental anastomoses: Endoscopic and pathological evidence. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 12(2), 138-140.