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Rindo Rudolph Sironi, MD
300 W Mercury St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1999
Hospital
Hospital: St James Community Hospital, Butte, Mt

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Dr.Rindo Sironi
(406) 723-3000
305 West Porphyry Street
Butte, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St James Community Hospital, Butte, Mt
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Paul Fredrick Henke, MD
(406) 782-7200
800 W Platinum St Ste 6
Butte, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St James Community Hospital, Butte, Mt

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Rindo Rudolph Sironi
(406) 723-1300
300 West Mercury Street
Butte, MT
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
St. James Healthcare, Community Hospital of Anaconda, Summit Surgery Center

Thomas Allen Baumgartner, MD
(406) 542-2116
2825 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1972

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Stanley Farrell Gould, MD
(406) 782-4292
2823 Lexington Ave
Butte, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Paul F Henke
(406) 723-4075
445 Centennial Ave
Butte, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Glenn W. McLaughlin
(406) 723-8051
401 South Alabama
Butte, MT
Education
English
Professional Memberships
St James Hospital, Community Hospital of Anaconda

John W Mc Mahon Jr, MD
45 Medical Park Dr Ste 1
Helena, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael B Dixon, MD
(314) 842-7910
2525 E Broadway St
Helena, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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