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Open Access Original Research
Role of psychological intervention in fetoscopic laser surgery of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
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1 The Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou (China)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2013, 40(4), 561–564;
Published: 10 December 2013
Abstract

Objective: This study aims to investigate the influence of application of psychological intervention in fetoscopic laser surgery of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) on perinatal outcome. Materials and Methods: A total of ten cases of pregnant women diagnosed with TTTS from January 2007 to December 2009 in the present hospital were selected. Their gestational weeks ranged from 16 to 29 weeks. Under the location of B ultrasound, the method of intra-amniotic fetoscopic laser occlusion of chorioangiopagous vessels (FLOC) plus amnioreduction was conducted for treatment. Contemporarily, psychological intervention was also carried out. Results: Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative behavior controls of all pregnant women were good, and all operations were successfully completed to achieve the desired purpose of rehabilitation discharge. Conclusion: Fetoscopic laser surgery is an effective treatment for TTTS and competent psychological intervention is one of important measures for successful operation and pregnant woman rehabilitation discharge.
Keywords
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
Laser
Psychological Intervention
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