Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Abnormal Placenta
Ozhan Mehmet Turan, MD, PhD, FACOG is associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, as well as director of maternal and fetal medicine and director of fetal therapy and complex obstetric surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) with Proximate Cord Insertions (PxCIs)
TTTS with PxCIs is considered incurable, but Dr. Turan and his team modified an existing fetoscopic laser surgery technique to identify and ablate only those blood vessels that were responsible for the TTTS, leaving the normal blood vessels to nourish the placenta and the fetuses.
Dr. Turan and colleagues published the results of two successful cases in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.