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Johns Hopkins Gynecology - Fetal Conditions and Treatments

Winter 2015

Fetal Conditions and Treatments

Date: January 13, 2015

At the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy, maternal and pediatric teams diagnose and manage a variety of complex conditions before birth:


  • Complications from monochorionic twin pregnancies
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
    • Twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS)
    • Selective intrauterine growth restriction (SIUGR)
    • Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP)
    • Discordant anomalies
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Spina bifida and myelomeningocele
  • Lower urinary tract obstruction
  • Fetal chest masses and hydrothorax
  • Fetal anemia
  • Fetal hydrops
  • Fetal growth restriction and placental dysfunction
  • Fetal tumors
  • Amniotic band syndrome

Interventions and Procedures

  • Fetoscopic laser surgery
  • Fetal shunt placement
  • Intrauterine transfusion and fetal blood sampling
  • Transplacental therapies
  • Amnioinfusion
  • Ex-utero intrapartum treatment
  • First- and second-trimester fetal echocardiography
  • Advanced 3 and 4D ultrasound
  • Advanced fetal cardiovascular assessment
  • Complex genetic workup


For more information or to refer a patient 24/7, call toll-free 1-800-JH-FETAL (1-844-543-3825).

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