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Dr.Victoria Ocampo
(937) 339-2608
61 South Stanfield Road
Troy, OH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr
Year of Graduation: 1966
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Charles Robert Christopher, MD
516 S Ridge Ave
Troy, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1973

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Rosalindo T Cortez, MD
(937) 339-2608
61 S Stanfield Rd
Troy, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967

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Daniel John Dilworth
(937) 339-7982
3130 N Dixie Highway
Troy, OH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Trisha Pachiano
(937) 439-5252
8701 Troy Pike # 40B
Dayton, OH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 15, reviews.

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Ae Seon Cha, MD
31 S Stanfield Rd
Troy, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1998

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Daniel John Dilworth, MD
3130 N County Road 25a Ste 20
Troy, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1995

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Tony B Sarin, MD
(937) 339-7982
3130 N Dixie Hwy Ste 203
Troy, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Zagreb, Med Fak, Zagreb, Croatia
Graduation Year: 1967

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Victoria Guardian Ocampo, MD
(937) 339-2608
61 S Stanfield Rd
Troy, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1966

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Nikou Yazdanbakhsh, MD
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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