Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) can lead to high rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality. A perplexing and controversial entity, significant advances have been made in the last decade in the understanding, diagnosis and management of TTTS. Edited by Dr. Rubén Quintero, this unique text - the only one available on this important subject – summarizes the current knowledge on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of TTTS. With contributions from leading international authorities and a wealth of know-how material, the book is a must-have for all physicians involved in the care of TTTS patients, as it offersa wealth of data and technical information. contributions from pioneers in the field. coverage on historical aspects, ethics, epidemiology, computer models, ultrasound assessment and management, neurological outcomes. evidence-based management. organizational and nursing topics.
Table of Contents
1. Prologue 2. Introduction 3. History 4. Epidemiology 5. Pathophysiology 6. Surgical Pathology 7. Ultrasound Evaluation 8. Treatment. Amniocentesis. Laser Therapy. Equipment. Selective Technique. Anterior Placenta. Photothermolysis. Umbilical Cord Occlusion 9. The Role of Doppler in TTTS 10. Complications 11. Echo 12. Organizational 13. Ethics 14. Clinical Trials. Index and Bibliographies