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Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Publications

The following list of publications will help you in your search for more information. Most are written by members of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. If you are unable to obtain any of these publications, please let us know, and we will send copies to you.

Journal articles


Skupski DW, Luks FI, Walker M, Papanna R, Bebbington M, Ryan G, et al. Preoperative predictors of death in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome treated with laser ablation of placental anastomoses. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;203(4):388.e1-388.e11. Epub 2010 Aug 9. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20691964. Read the abstract


Wilson RD, Johnson A, Ryan G. Current controversies in prenatal diagnosis 2: Should laser ablation of placental anastomoses be used in all cases of twin to twin transfusion?  Prenat Diagn. 2009 Jan;29(1):6-10. No abstract available

Bebbington M. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: Current understanding of pathophysiology, in-utero therapy and impact for future development. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Jun 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19539549. Read the abstract


Rychik J, Tian Z, Bebbington M, Xu F, McCann M, Mann S, et al.  The twin-twin transfusion syndrome: Spectrum of cardiovascular abnormality and development of a cardiovascular score to assess severity of disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007: 197:392f.e1-392.e8. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17904973. Read the abstract

Crombleholme TM, Shera D, Lee H, Johnson MP, D'Alson M, Porter F, et al. A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial of amnioreduction vs selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for the treatment of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007; 197:396.e1-369.e9. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17904975. Read the abstract

Updated March 2012

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