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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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This complication can occur during or before birth due to maternal/placental problems, such as placental abruption or cord prolapse, or due to fetal/newborn issues, such as asphyxia due to labor difficulties, infection, fetal-maternal bleeding or twin-to-twin transfusion.
Stillbirth is mainly attributed to placental insufficiency and foetal growth restriction.9 Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is one of the most serious complications of the monochorionic multiple gestation.
The other complications inherent to twinning are discordant growth of twin, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, acardiac twins, death of one foetus in utero, and congenital anomalies.
The shared placenta places these pregnancies at increased risk for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a fetal-placental imbalance in which one twin "transfuses" the other.
Monochorionic twin-to-twin transfusion syndromes are treated with fetoscopic laser coagulation.
She and her partner Anthony Willoughby found out 20 weeks into her pregnancy that her babies had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, meaning one was getting more blood than the other.
Neurodevel-opmental risks in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: preliminary findings.
They were born by emergency section after a scan showed the dangerous twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, which meant the babies were receiving unequal nutrients from the placenta.
Discordant growth is influenced by gestational age at delivery, actual birth weight, gender discordance, chorionicity, growth restriction, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and birth order [3].