TTTS Treatment Wasilla AK

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Ellen Dee Faucett, DO
(907) 746-4963
3223 Palmer Wasilla Hwy Ste 1E
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980

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Ellen Dee Faucett
(907) 357-4963
3223 Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pamela Sue Hill, MD
(907) 373-0660
950 Bogard Rd Ste 230
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1980

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Pamela Sue Hill
(907) 745-9310
2490 S. Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Susan Mae Lemagie, MD
(907) 745-8379
425 E Dahlia Ave Ste J
Palmer, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp, Palmer, Ak
Group Practice: Valley Women's Health Care

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Peggy A Downing, MD
(907) 746-4963
3223 Palmer Wasilla Hwy Ste 1E
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Ellen Faucett
(907) 357-4963
3223 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy # 1
Wasilla, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Susan M LeMagie
(907) 745-8379
425 E Dahlia Ave
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael Fitzgerald
(907) 746-7747
2490 S Woodworth Loop # 200
Palmer, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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James Raymond Scott, MD
(907) 622-3569
32907 Upper Rd Cirrus Way
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Utah Hosp And Clinics, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: University-Utah Dept-Ob/Gyn

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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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