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Radiofrequency ablation in a monochorionic twin discordant for fetal anomalies

  • Tracy Shevell
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    Reprint requests: Tracy Shevell, MD, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 622 W 168th St, PH-16-66, New York, NY 10032.
    Affiliations
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,a and the Department of Interventional Radiology,b Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, and the Department of Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY USA
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  • Fergal D Malone
    Affiliations
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,a and the Department of Interventional Radiology,b Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, and the Department of Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY USA
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  • Joshua Weintraub
    Affiliations
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,a and the Department of Interventional Radiology,b Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, and the Department of Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY USA
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  • Harshwardhan M Thaker
    Affiliations
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,a and the Department of Interventional Radiology,b Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, and the Department of Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY USA
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  • Mary E D'Alton
    Affiliations
    Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,a and the Department of Interventional Radiology,b Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, and the Department of Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY USA
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      Abstract

      Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive technique that has been used in selective reduction of acardiac twins. We report a case in which radiofrequency ablation was used to selectively reduce a monochorionic twin discordant for an abnormality.

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