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Title: Fetoscopic surgery in triplet pregnancies: a multicenter case series
Authors: Van Schoubroeck, Dominique ×
Lewi, Liesbeth
Ryan, Greg
Carreras, Elena
Jani, Jacques
Higueras, Teresa
Deprest, Jan
Gratacos, Eduard #
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Series Title: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology vol:191 issue:5 pages:1529-32
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of fetoscopic surgery in complicated monochorionic and dichorionic triplet pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: This was a case series of fetoscopic surgery in 12 cases of monochorionic (n = 5) or dichorionic (n = 7) triamniotic triplets complicated by severe feto-fetal transfusion (n = 8), twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (n = 3), or discordant for an anomaly (n = 1). Six underwent cord occlusion, and 6 had laser coagulation of the vascular anastomoses. RESULTS: All procedures were successfully completed, and the outcome was comparable to that reported for similar procedures in twins. Eighty-three percent of fetuses survived, and 13% had long-term problems. CONCLUSION: Fetoscopic surgery may be considered as a therapeutic option in complicated triplet pregnancies, with results similar to those found in twins.
ISSN: 0002-9378
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Section Woman - Miscellaneous (-)
Basic Research in Gynaecology Section (-)
Foetal Medicine Section (-)
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