Researchers Want to Determine Impact of TTTS Laser Surgery

A group of researchers looked at women who had laser surgery for TTTS to explore whether or not laser surgery had an impact on their following pregnancies.

By Kate Phillipa Clark

A recent French study explores laser surgery for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) to find out whether or not it has an impact on following pregnancies. The results were published in the journal Prenatal Diagnosis. 122 TTTS cases managed at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris between 2008 and 2012 were included in the study.

Birth weight and gestational age were similar

Among other things, the researchers looked at number of pregnancies, time to pregnancy, birth weight, preterm labor, preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage and psychological disorders. They compared the women to a control group of mothers of monochorionic twins without TTTS. They found that laser surgery for TTTS seemed to have no impact on the following pregnancies. Birth weight and gestational age at delivery were similar with no increase in complications compared to the control group.


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Kate Phillipa Clark

Kate Phillipa Clark has a bachelor in Journalism and an Executive Master in Corporate Communication. She is an identical twin and so is her father.


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