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transfusion

the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc., into the blood vessels of a patient

transfusion

[tranz′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
The administration of blood, or one of its components, as a part of treatment.
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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome causes one identical baby to receive a less than normal blood supply during pregnancy, while their twin receives too much.
She did have some worry, knowing that the endoscopic surgery was still considered experimental, and there had not been a lot of research done on twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
1 -- cover -- color) ON THE COVER: Brande Voss holds Trevor and Tyler, who arrived prematurely due to a condition in the womb known as twin-to-twin transfusion.
They then posted: "The doctor just came out and said the babies are cured of twin-to-twin transfusion.
Before the twins were born it was touch and go as to whether they would survive as the boys were suffering from the rare condition, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
But the babies developed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) - a disease of the placenta that affects identical twins - and the couple thought they might lose them several times.
Monochorionic pregnancies, which represent just over 20% of all twin gestations, are at much greater risk for miscarriage, congenital anomalies, growth abnormalities (including twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome), preterm birth, stillbirth, and neurodevelopmental abnormalities.
In the womb the girls suffered from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a disease of the placenta that can affect identical twins.
But joy turned to heartbreak when a scan showed the babies were suffering twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Just 20 weeks into my pregnancy, I went into preterm labor and was flown by helicopter to a regional medical center, where doctors diagnosed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a condition in which blood passes disproportionately between one baby and the other through connecting blood vessels in a shared placenta.
His lungs, weak from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, were too tired and frail to win the battle.