twin transfusion syndrome

twin transfusion syndrome
twin–twin transfusion syndrome a syndrome caused by twin-to-twin transfusion (q.v.); the donor twin develops hypovolemia, hypotension, anemia, microcardia, and growth retardation, while the recipient develops hypervolemia, hypertension, polycythemia, cardiomegaly, and congestive heart failure; polyhydramnios frequently occurs.

Twin transfusion syndrome characterized by arteriovenous shunt at a shared placental cotyledon in diamniotic monochorionic twins.

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