Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) can lead to high rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality. A perplexing and controversial entity, significant advances have been made in the last decade in the understanding, diagnosis and management of TTTS. Edited by Dr. Rubén Quintero, this unique text - the only one available on this important subject - summarizes the current knowledge on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of TTTS. With contributions from leading international authorities and a wealth of know-how material, the book is a must-have for all physicians involved in the care of TTTS patients, as it offers a wealth of data and technical information, contributions from pioneers in the field, and coverage of historical aspects, ethics, epidemiology, computer models, ultrasound assessment and management, and neurological outcomes, evidence-based management, and organizational and nursing topics.
Table of Contents
Prologue. Introduction. History. Epidemiology. Pathophysiology. Surgical Pathology. Ultrasound Evaluation. Treatment. Amniocentesis. Laser Therapy. Equipment. Selective Technique. Anterior Placenta. Photothermolysis. Umbilical Cord Occlusion. The Role of Doppler in TTTS. Complications. Echo. Organizational. Ethics. Clinical Trials. Index and Bibliographies
"The subject is presented in a highly readable manner, is copiously illustrated and the emphasis is always firmly upon practical issues. [...] Quintero provides key chapters on pathophysiology and staging and gives a detailed description of laser treatment as the cornerstone of management. [...] The authors of this book are to be congratulated on providing us with such a thorough and timely distillation of their expertise." Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Jan 2008)
"As the only complete summary of this disorder and its treatment, the book is a milestone for those interested in TTTS." - Doody's Reviews