It was the day before Rachael and Govind where scheduled to fly to Disney World for a family vacation when an unexpected diagnosis abruptly changed their plans. A routine ultrasound showed that their unborn twin boys had twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a condition in which the blood passes unequally between twins that share a placenta. Without intervention, it can be fatal for both twins. Their doctor suggested they go to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Two days later, Rachael underwent fetoscopic selective laser ablation, a procedure in which the Center’s skilled surgeons used a special laser to disconnect the shared blood vessels between the twins with the hope of halting the progression of TTTS. Read more about Aiden and Dillon's journey.
Rachael walked through the doors of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when she was 17 weeks pregnant with her twins. Look at them now.
Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
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