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Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a problem where one fetus — the donor twin — pumps blood to the other fetus — the recipient twin.
TTTS occurs in varying stages of severity, which may or may not progress to the point where intervention is needed.
Leading the way in fetal care
Through the joint work of researchers, genetic specialists, surgeons and other care providers, Boston Children's Hospital's Advanced Fetal Care Center is breaking new ground in understanding and successfully treating a wide variety of fetal health concerns, including TTTS.
"Looking at them now, it's hard to remember all we went through," says Stephanie Villers about her two twin boys. Stephanie was diagnosed with TTTS and treated by the experts at our Advanced Fetal Care Center. To read more about her inspiring story, click here.
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