Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition that only occurs in identical twins when they are in the womb. It occurs when blood moves from one twin to the other, resulting in one twin having too little blood and the other with too much blood.
This concise guide describes the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of TTTS. Divided into six sections, the book begins with the history of the condition, then the basics, clinical features and diagnosis, to the most recent advances in its management and related ethical issues.
Edited by Professor Daniel W Skupski of Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Hospital Queens, USA, this practical guide includes nearly 100 full colour images and illustrations.
Concise guide to Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
Provides most up to date knowledge on etiology, diagnosis and treatment
Edited by Daniel W Skupski of Cornell University and New York Hospital, Queens
Includes nearly 100 images and illustrations
Daniel W Skupski MD Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Associate Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Hospital Queens, New York, USA
Section 1: Where did we come from? History Section 2: Why does TTTS Occur? The Hidden Costs of Monochorionicity Placentation Pathophysiology Colour Injection and Digital Angiography Section 3: What is TTTS? Natural History Clinical Effects Diagnosis Maternal Nutrition The Cervix Section 4: When does TTTS Occur? Acute Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Triplets Section 5: How do we Treat TTTS? Therapy Neonatal Outcomes Monitoring of Disease Ethical Dimensions Section 6: What's Next? The Future