Placental Examination of Complex Monochorionic Pregnancies

As part of our ongoing commitment to patient care and quality control of complex monochorionic pregnancies (multiple gestations that share a placenta), we ask that physicians consider shipping the placenta to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) following delivery. This only applies to patients who have undergone selective laser photocoagulation (SLPC) of placental anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP.

Since this is done for quality control purposes, we will cover the costs for shipment and pathology examination. We will also provide a copy of the pathology results to the patient and the referring physician upon completion. For detailed instructions regarding eligibility, preparation and shipment, or any questions about our efforts, please contact Anjani Villa, Clinical Research Associate, at 215-590-3747.


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