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Tim N Howell
(863) 294-0670
635 1st St N
Winter Haven, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jean-Paul Muller, MD
(863) 294-0670
635 1st St N
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Nancy I, Uer A Et B Med, Vandoeuvreles-Nancy, France
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Winter Haven Hosp, Winter Haven, Fl
Group Practice: W Women's Div

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Fred Marion Howard Jr, MD
(585) 275-4004
635 1st St N
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, Ny; Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, Ny
Group Practice: Strong Ob/Gyn Specialties

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Lisa Maria Jardine, MD
(863) 294-0670
450 E Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1994
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Hospital: Winter Haven Hosp, Winter Haven, Fl
Group Practice: Gessler Clinic

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Eva Jennifer Salamon, MD
(863) 293-1191
500 E Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1982

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Darwana Theresa Ratleff, MD
635 1st St N
Winter Haven, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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Ronald Berman, MD
(808) 955-6324
200 Avenue F NE
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1969

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John Powell Puckett Jr, MD
(863) 299-1107
400 Avenue K SE Ste 1A
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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Peter S Verrill
(863) 294-0670
440 E Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(863) 294-0670
440 E Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL
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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is a disease of the placenta. It affects pregnancies with monochorionic (shared placenta) multiples when blood passes disproportionately from one baby to the other through connecting blood vessels within their shared placenta. One baby, the recipient twin, gets too much blood overloading his or her cardiovascular system, and may die from heart failure. The other baby, the donor twin or stuck twin, does not get enough blood and may die from severe anemia. Left untreated, mortality rates near 100%.

Cause of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

The cause of TTTS is attributed to unbalanced flow of blood through vascular channels that connect the circulatory systems of each twin via the common placenta. The shunting of blood through the vascular communications leads to a net flow of blood from one twin (the donor) to the other twin (the recipient). The donor twin develops oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid) and poor fetal growth, while the recipient twin develops polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid), heart failure, and hydrops. If left untreated, the pregnancy may be lost due to lack of blood getting to the smaller twin, fluid overload and heart failure in the larger twin, and/or preterm (early) labor leading to miscarriage of the entire pregnancy.

Some general treatment approaches consist of using laser energy to seal off the blood vessels that shunt blood between the fetuses. Because the surgical approach is via an operative fetoscope, there is minimal risk to the mother. Laser therapy for TTTS has been shown to provide improved pregnancy outcomes compared to alternative therapies. Although all treatment options should be discussed with your fetal surgeon.

Frequency of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

1 in 7 monochorionic pregnancies are afflicted with TTTS.

Diagnosis and Staging of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

The in utero diagnosis of TTTS is established by ultrasound. First, the presence of a shared placenta (monochorionic) confirmed. Ultrasounds performed earlier in the pregnancy may be useful in establishing the chorionicity (number of placentas). Ultrasound findings such as a single placenta, same fetal sex, and a "T-sign" in which the dividing membrane inserts perpendicular to the placenta are helpful in diagnosing a monochorionic twin gestation.

TTTS is then diagnosed simply by assessing the discordance of amniotic fluid volume on either side of the dividing fetal membranes. The maximum vertical pocket (MVP) of amniotic fluid volume must be greater than or equal to 8.0 centimeters in the recipient's sac, and less than or equal to 2.0 centimeters in the donor's sac.

Although TTTS is diagnosed via ultrasound, women with a monochorionic or monoamniotic pregnancy can be alerted to certain symptoms that may require medical attention. Symptoms may include a sudden ...

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