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Revista Peruana de Ginecología y Obstetricia

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YAMAMOTO C, Masami et al. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: experience with 69 cases. Rev. peru. ginecol. obstet. [online]. 2016, vol.62, n.2, pp.203-207. ISSN 2304-5132.

Fetoscopy for fetal-fetal transfusion syndrome is the most frequent fetal surgery performed in the world. The results should be reported, so that the patients can choose their choice of care. Objective: To determine the results of fetal surgery on twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: Clínica Alemana, Santiago, Chile. Participants: Pregnant women with twins. Interventions: Fetal surgery was performed under local anesthesia, with 3.3mm fetoscopy-specific Storz endoscopes. Main outcome measures: Fetal survival. Results: The series of cases began in the year 2005, and to date 71 surgeries were carried out, with 69 that resolved their pregnancy. Thirty-three women had both living children (48%), 25 only one living child (36%) and 11 concluded without living children (16%). Conclusions: The rate of pregnancies with one or both children born alive was 84%, exceeding 90% in the last 30 cases. There were 6 patients from Peru, of which four had two living children.

Keywords : Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome; Fetoscopy; Laser Therapy; Twins, Monochorionic.

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