Sequential selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels in twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

@article{Quintero2007SequentialSL,
  title={Sequential selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels in twin-twin transfusion syndrome.},
  author={R A Quintero and Keisuke Ishii and Ramen H. Chmait and Patricia Wiseman Bornick and Mary H Allen and Eftichia V Kontopoulos},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={763-8}
}
OBJECTIVE We have previously described the selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels (SLPCV) technique for the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Because TTTS is thought to result from a net transfer of blood from the donor twin to the recipient twin, we hypothesized that lasering the arteriovenous anastomoses from the donor to the recipient (AVDRs) first (sequential SLPCV or SQLPCV) would result in an improved hemodynamic status and decreased likelihood of… CONTINUE READING
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