TITLE

Síndrome de transfusión fetofetal

AUTHOR(S)
Martínez, Jhon Freddy
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
Revista Médicas UIS;2015, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p239
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: twin twin transfusion syndrome is one further complication in the 10-15% of all monochorionic-biamniotic pregnancies, it is known that part of its pathophysiology corresponds to the presence of placental anastomosis between two fetuses that lead to present an acute clinic and urgent intervention for anemia, restriction of intrauterine growth, oliguria and olgohydramnios in the donor twin, while the receiver becomes plethoric, polyuric, cardiomegaly, congestive heart failure and polyhydramnios appear. Objective: present a review about twin-twin transfusion syndrome, clinical features, complications and its treatment. Methodology: databases such as Pubmed and ScienceDirect were used to search for the information. Results: we found 41 articles with updated information, reviewing its pathophysiology, classification and treatment, highlighting the role of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system, the presence of placental anastomosis, the involvement of vasopressin levels and its present treatment. Conclusions: twin-twin transfusion syndrome is one of the most severe complications of the monochorionic-biamniotic pregnancies with a high rate of fetal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. It's pathology is caused due to imbalance of flows between placental anastomoses, alterations in the axis renin angiotensin aldosterone, changes in the levels of vasopressin, among other factors. The current treatment is the therapy of laser ablation of placental anastomoses with a survival of 70% and a decrease of neurologic sequelae. We reiterate the importance of understanding this disease to make an assertive diagnosis and immediate treatment, inviting you to investigate it.
ACCESSION #
110364554

 

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