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Complex Fetal Care: Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence
Twin anemia polycythemia sequence is a rare condition in monochorionic twin pregnancies that has only recently been described. It can occur spontaneously or as a result of fetoscopic laser surgery for twin to twin transfusion syndrome. The size of the placental connections and the flow of blood between tiny anastomoses allow for chronic changes in the hemodynamic states of each fetus. The chronic nature of the pathophysiology leads to reticulocytosis in the donor twin and limits the fluid-level discrepancies between amniotic sacs, which differentiates it from twin to twin transfusion syndrome, which is thought to be an acu...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - October 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Seske, L. M., Ward, L. P. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news