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Tedd Mikel McDonald
(775) 423-2728
801 East Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Galen Mark Reimer, MD
(775) 423-7001
801 E Williams Ave Ste 2201
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Churchill Comm Hosp, Fallon, Nv
Group Practice: Lahontan Valley Family Prctc

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William Ewart Beckman
(775) 423-3151
801 E Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Beckman William Md
(775) 423-2728
801 E Williams Ave Ste 3301
Fallon, NV

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Dr.Brian Fox
(775) 777-1600
1995 Errecart Blvd # 103
Elko, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Stephen Craig Archer
(775) 426-3112
4755 Pasture Rd
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christopher J Von Dippe, MD
(775) 423-2728
801 E Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Churchill Comm Hosp, Fallon, Nv
Group Practice: Churchill Community Hospital

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Dr.Galen Reimer
(775) 423-3151
801 East Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Banner Churchill Community Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Donna M Miller, MD
(702) 862-8862
2821 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Business
Miller Turner Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Thomas N. Abdella
(702) 944-2888
1707 W Charleston Blvd # 110
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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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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