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McCarthy C.;Al-Madhani A.;Smyth S.;Russell N.;Wimalasundera R.;O'Donoghue K.
2019
October
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
A double dilemma: Treatment of stage IV fetal twin-twin transfusion syndrome in the setting of maternal recurrent venous thromoembolism: A case report
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Fetoscopic laser photocoagulation Fetoscopy Multi-disciplinary care Twin twin transfusion syndrome Venous Thromboemobilic disease
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2019 The Author(s). Background: Fetal conditions can pose significant challenges in the management of pregnancies complicated by pre-existing maternal medical conditions. Case presentation: We report a case of a 34-year-old woman with Stage IV Twin Twin Transfusion syndrome in the presence of maternal recurrent complex venous thromboembolic disease. Following a previous pregnancy loss, complicated by a third episode of thromboembolic disease, an inferior vena cava filter was placed. One month later, a pregnancy was confirmed and subsequently identified as a monochorionic twin pregnancy. Twin-Twin Transfusion syndrome was identified at 18 weeks' gestation and progressed rapidly to Quintero Stage IV. In consultation with a multi-disciplinary international team, fetoscopic laser photocoagulation was performed. The pregnancy progressed to delivery of female infants at 33 weeks gestation, who have achieved all developmental milestones at 2 years of age. Conclusions: We describe the multi-disciplinary effort to optimise the maternal condition to allow fetoscopic laser photocoagulation and continued management of the maternal and fetal conditions to a successful pregnancy outcome.
1471-2393
10.1186/s12884-019-2551-9
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