Umbilical cord transection in twin-reverse arterial perfusion syndrome with the use of a coaxial bipolar electrode (Versapoint®)

C. Bermúdez, P. Tejada, F. González, J. Pérez-Wulff, L. Araujo, H. Azpúrua, L. F. Cadenas, R. A. Quintero

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Abstract

Umbilical-cord occlusion has been proposed for the treatment of twin-reverse arterial perfusion syndrome (TRAP). Transection of the umbilical cord is necessary in patients with monoamniotic or 'pseudomonoamniotic' TRAP to avoid subsequent cord entanglement and demise of the pump twin. We present a case of TRAP in which the umbilical cord was successfully ligated with suture and transected with the Versapoint® electrode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Acardiac twin
  • Fetal therapy
  • Fetoscopy
  • Selective feticide
  • Umbilical cord
  • Versapoint®

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Bermúdez, C., Tejada, P., González, F., Pérez-Wulff, J., Araujo, L., Azpúrua, H., Cadenas, L. F., & Quintero, R. A. (2003). Umbilical cord transection in twin-reverse arterial perfusion syndrome with the use of a coaxial bipolar electrode (Versapoint®). Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 14(4), 277-278.