Treatments for Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) in children

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How is TRAP treated?

Boston Children's treatment is aimed at saving the pump twin by separating the circulation between the twins.

This involves cutting the umbilical cord of the acardiac twin. The procedure is performed through a single puncture in the mother's abdomen.

This will increase the chance of survival in the pump twin by decreasing the potential for heart failure and death.

There is an increase in the potential for development of preterm labor after this procedure and you will be monitored closely throughout the rest of your pregnancy.

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