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Umbilical Cord Occlusion

Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT or FNAIT), occurs in approximately 1:1000 to 1:10,000 births.

This condition results from the presence of maternal antibodies against paternal platelet antigen (Human Placental Antigen, HPA-1a).

First described by Quintero and collaborators in 1994, umbilical cord occlusion may be required for the treatment of complicated monochorionic twins. Our physicians perform this procedure in the least invasive and safest way to maximize the likelihood of a good pregnancy outcome. Umbilical cord occlusion is only offered as a last resort when no other plausible alternative is available. The procedures are done in the Hospital in the main Operating Room, under maximum antiseptic technique.

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Our group specializes in the assessment, counseling and management of patients with high-risk pregnancies in Florida.