Monopolar thermocoagulation in the management of acardiac twins.

@article{Chang2004MonopolarTI,
  title={Monopolar thermocoagulation in the management of acardiac twins.},
  author={Ping-Jian Chang and Jui Der Liou and Ching-Chang Hsieh and An-shine Chao and Y S Soong},
  journal={Fetal diagnosis and therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          271-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the equipment setup and the application of monopolar thermocoagulation in the management of acardiac twins. METHODS We described 2 cases of acardiac acephalus twins who developed congestive heart failure and polyhydramnios at 20 weeks of gestation. A monopolar wire electrode was inserted through a 14-gauge trocar under ultrasound guidance. The inter-twin circulation was interrupted and confirmed by color Doppler flow examination. RESULTS Case 1 was detected at 20… CONTINUE READING