Five-year-old identical twins Stella and Olivia DeFilippis are full of giggles, and love to make each other laugh. They delight in the fact that almost everyone they meet has a hard time telling them apart. But before the girls were born, there was a very significant difference that meant a life or death situation for one or both of the twins.
Olivia and Stella were diagnosed in utero with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a life-threatening condition in which blood circulates unequally between the twins. Their parents, Trista and Chris, turned to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where a team of fetal medicine experts had extensive experience treating TTTS.
Trista walked into The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when she was 21 weeks pregnant with her twins. Look at them now.
Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
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