Radiofrequency ablation vs bipolar umbilical cord coagulation in the management of complicated monochorionic pregnancies.

@article{Bebbington2012RadiofrequencyAV,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation vs bipolar umbilical cord coagulation in the management of complicated monochorionic pregnancies.},
  author={Michael W. Bebbington and Enrico Danzer and Julie S. Moldenhauer and Nahla Khalek and Mark Paul Johnson},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={319-24}
}
OBJECTIVE The application of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) termination procedures to complicated cases involving monochorionic twins offers the potential of a less invasive option when compared to endoscopic techniques. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between these two techniques. METHODS A retrospective review was undertaken of all cases of complicated monochorionic twin gestations treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from July 1996 to December 2010. Cases… CONTINUE READING
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