Twin-to-Twin syndrome

Ruby Manning

- A rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb

- Affects identical twins who share a common monochorionic placenta

- Occurs when there is a connection in the 2 babies blood vessels placenta did no

- Cant be prevented by doing or not doing any specific thing

Causes: Environmental - mother not doing anything, but for some reason one baby is getting all the nutrients

Defection: Ultrasound - sound waves

Treatment: Laser surgery, used to seal off the connection between blood vessels. Save about 60% about birth defects

Amniocentesis, drain off excess fluid appears to improve the blood flow

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