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WARREN ALPERT MEDICAL SCHOOL OF BROWN UNIVERSITY

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome
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WHAT IS TTTS?

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 In the News: The Fetal Treatment Program recently held a family reunion of former fetal patients - click here for more information and patient stories.

The results of the Eurofoetus trial, the first randomized study to show an advantage of endoscopic laser surgery for TTTS, was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was conducted in 3 laser surgery centers (Paris, France, Leuven, Belgium and our Fetal Treatment Program in Providence, RI). Click here for more information.

Twin to twin Transfusion syndrome (also called fetofetal transfusion syndrome) occurs in identical twin pregnancies with separate amniotic sacs. One twin (the donor) pumps some of its blood to the other twin (the recipient), causing a dangerous situation for both.
View of the operating room during fetal surgery for TTTS The information on this site is meant as a guide for (future) parents of twins who may be affected by this condition. We want to provide you with some answers regarding the cause of the condition and the concerns this condition carries. We hope to give you a perspective of what we can offer, and what is currently being done nation- and worldwide to help twin fetuses like yours.

 You will also find some useful information regarding support groups for twin pregnancies and twin-to-twin transfusion, addresses of other centers you may wish to consult, and some practical information regarding our own Fetal Treatment Program.

 You can contact the Fetal Treatment Program Coordinator by phone at (401) 228-0559, or by e-mail at coordinator@fetal-treatment.org

Underlined terms are explained in detail - just click on them.

A medical review on this topic was recently published by Drs. Carr and Plevyak in Medicine & Health/Rhode Island.

 

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