Mirror syndrome

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Mirror syndrome is a rare disorder affecting pregnant women.

Its name reflects the fact that symptoms in the mother reflect symptoms in the fetus, and it presents significant risk to both.


It is caused by fetal symptoms related to fluid retention, including ascites (excess peritoneal fluid) and polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid). [1]

It can be associated with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.[2]


Treatments include delivery of the fetus.


  1. Vidaeff AC, Pschirrer ER, Mastrobattista JM, Gilstrap LC, Ramin SM (2002). "Mirror syndrome. A case report". The Journal of reproductive medicine. 47 (9): 770–4. PMID 12380459.
  2. Chang YL, Chao AS, Hsu JJ, Chang SD, Soong YK (2007). "Selective fetocide reversed mirror syndrome in a dichorionic triplet pregnancy with severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome: a case report". Fetal. Diagn. Ther. 22 (6): 428–30. doi:10.1159/000106348. PMID 17652930.

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