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 offers a wealth of data and technical information, contributions from pioneers in the field, and coverage of historical aspects, ethics, epidemiology, computer models, ultrasound assessment and management, and neurological outcomes, evidence-based management, and organizational and nursing topics.
Prologue. Introduction. History. Epidemiology. Pathophysiology. Surgical Pathology. Ultrasound Evaluation. Treatment. Amniocentesis. Laser Therapy. Equipment. Selective Technique. Anterior Placenta. Photothermolysis. Umbilical Cord Occlusion. The Role of Doppler in TTTS. Complications. Echo. Organizational. Ethics. Clinical Trials. Index and Bibliographies