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Laser therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome causing amniotic band syndrome
  1. Sasanka Karunaratne,
  2. Samudra Mukherjee,
  3. R Ramanan
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Nethermayne, Basildon, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Samudra Mukherjee, Department of Paediatrics, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Nethermayne, Basildon SS16 5NL, UK; samudra{at}doctors.org.uk

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Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) is a rare congenital abnormality. Laser therapy is a commonly performed procedure as treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Although, fetal death, preterm labour anaemia and cerebral damage are well-known adverse effects, ABS leading to limb abnormalities may also happen. In the largest series, the affected twin is the recipient, and in …

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