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John Joseph Battaglino, MD
(304) 242-7801
20 Medical Park Ste 301
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1955

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Frank Jay Keefer, MD
(304) 277-2171
142 Dawn Ree Dr
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Jessica Ybanez-Morano
(304) 234-8700
30 Medical Park # 232
Wheeling, WV
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Erin V Stoehr
(304) 242-3900
10 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Leigh Anne Papadimitriou, MD
(304) 234-8030
2000 Eoff St Ste 5E
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Catherine Coleman
(304) 242-4660
30 Medical Park # 230
Wheeling, WV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Chandra S Swamy
(304) 242-9560
40 Medical Park Suite 507
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jonathan Paul Johns, MD
(304) 232-9000
2115 Chapline St
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1998

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George Victor Jirak
(304) 232-9000
2115 Chapline St
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Peter Bala
(304) 243-7160
Ste 230, 30 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 2, 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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