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Dr.Larry White
(864) 585-3456
2995 Reidville Rd # 290
Spartanburg, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Hoang Nguyen Giep, MD
853 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dean Eldon Davis
(864) 583-4556
853 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James O Johnson, MD
(864) 560-1750
853 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Woman's Clinic

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Adam Beckett Tyson
(864) 560-6164
100 E Wood St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Gordon Sherard
(864) 585-3456
2995 Reidville Rd # 290
Spartanburg, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Christian John York II, MD
(864) 699-5020
853 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1992

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Susan Adams Marik
(864) 583-4556
853 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Meica Maria Efird
(864) 560-6288
101 E Wood St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Peter Arnold Sereque, MD
(864) 560-7006
853 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc; Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Spartenburg Ob Gyn Pa

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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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