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Preventing and Treating Birth Defects: What You Need to Know

While some birth defects can be prevented through prenatal care, it's important to know what treatments may exist if your fetus is diagnosed with a birth defect.

Treating Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

In complicated cases of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), minimally invasive surgery can offer the best chance of having two healthy babies. This surgery, known as endoscopic laser ablation, is performed in utero and can correct the blood-sharing imbalance caused by TTTS. This surgical video footage is presented by Dr. Ahmet Baschat, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy.

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