In collaboration with The Fetal Institute Miami, the National Institute of Perinatology in Mexico (INPer) successfully performed a Fetal Laser Photocoagulation Surgery. The goal is to create the first public National Center for Fetal and Perinatal Surgery in Mexico
Dr. Ruben Quintero from The Fetal Institute Miami and the specialists from the National Institute of Perinatology, “Isidro Espinosa de Los Reyes” (INPer), successfully performed a fetal laser photocoagulation surgery. The procedure was carried out in a patient with a twin pregnancy of 20 weeks’ gestation.
This intervention allowed correcting an alteration known as Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), a specific and unique complication of multiple gestations with a single placenta that causes both fetuses to pass blood to each other in an unbalanced way through placenta vascular communications, which puts the lives of both fetuses at risk.
On January 29, the intervention was carried out by a team of specialists from The Fetal Institute Miami and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists from INPer.In Mexico, there are approximately 32 thousand twin births; of these, 30% are monochorionic (development of twins with a single placenta), of which up to 20%, about 1,800 pregnancies, will develop TTTS.