Treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome with proximate umbilical cord insertions

J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Aug;30(8):1151-5. doi: 10.7863/jum.2011.30.8.1151.


Laser ablation of anastomosis is one method for treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome in monochorionic pregnancies. Sonographic mapping of the umbilical cord insertions is an important aspect of the preoperative workup before laser ablation. Proximate umbilical cord insertions can be potential contraindications to laser ablation. This series discusses 6 such cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fetofetal Transfusion / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fetofetal Transfusion / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Placenta / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Multiple*
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
  • Umbilical Cord / diagnostic imaging*