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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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The twin-twin transfusion syndrome: spectrum of cardiovascular abnormality and development of a cardiovascular score to assess severity of disease.
According to their scheme, the presence of polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios is considered a poor prognostic indicator, whereas normal amniotic fluid volumes indicate a lack of clinically significant twin-twin transfusion.
Suspected twin-twin transfusion syndrome: how often is the diagnosis correct and referral timely?
In our case, the poor outcome was due to the early gestational age, possible twin-twin transfusion syndrome and severe cord entanglement which resulted in death as has been reported previously.
The rate of twin-twin transfusion syndrome was low (3%).
More invasive procedures have proved to be lifesaving (placental laser coagulation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome), ameliorating in the short term (shunting for lower urinary tract obstruction to relieve oligohydramnios), or ultimately not helpful (decompression of hydrocephalus).
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a serious complication of monozygotic twin pregnancy.
(26) Even in the absence of twin oligo-polyhydramnios sequence, twin-twin transfusion syndrome is still possible and so should not be excluded.
Fetal therapies are useful in conditions such as rhesus iso-immunisation and twin-twin transfusion syndrome.