Vol 80, No 3 (2009)

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Presentation of our own results of twin-to-twin laser therapy

Zofia Pankrac, Krzysztof Preis, Małgorzata Świątkowska-Freund
Ginekol Pol 2009;80(3).


Summary Objective: To present our own results of selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Material and methods: From April 2005 till January 2008 in the Department of Obstetrics in Gdansk, 37 selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels were performed on 38 patients with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Surgery – delivery interval and data about neonates were collected and analyzed. At least one survival, two survivals and overall survival rate were calculated. Results: At least one baby survived in 84% of patients, two babies – in 62% women. Overall survival rate was 73%. Conclusions: Results of the treatment were similar to other centers and fully encourage laser surgery instead of earlier used amnioreductions wherever it is possible.

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