April 1st
Rome Conference Room

Auditorium Pallady

Fetal Therapy in Pregnancy: Fetal Shunt and Laser Therapy

Monochorionic Pregnancy. Complications and Fetoscopic Laser Treatment

It is needless to say that all women are warriors. Albeit, pregnant women are something else: powerful, inspirational, one of Mother Nature’s miracles.

However, the idea of pregnancy goes beyond joyous pictures posted on social media and amusing chats about back pains and big tummies. However, the idea of pregnancy goes beyond joyous pictures. It is one of the most complex human processes, whose understanding and untangling became the main goal of obstetrics and gynaecology. The specialists in this field deal with hundreds of different events that require them to always be one step ahead of every scenario that can take place.

In this joint conference, we will explore a specific type of pregnancy – monochorionic pregnancy, in which two fetuses share a single placenta. A single placenta normally supports a single fetus. When the situation arises in which two fetuses have to share a single placenta, complications may sometimes develop. The condition is more frequent than you’d think – 70% of identical twins may end up sharing a single placenta, but only 1% share both a single placenta and a single sac, and this poses significant risk. One of the treatment options for complications arising from this condition is Fetoscopic Laser Treatment, which is performed by using a small laparoscope-like instrument called a fetoscope, which is inserted into the uterus in order to see the fetus and placenta.

To find out more about how life comes to be and its enigmas, join us for this interactive joint conference!


Anca Panaitescu

Anca Panaitescu is a skilled obstetrician and gynaecologist at Filantropia Clinical Hospital in Bucharest and an Associate Professor at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her high quality work is reflected in the impressive amount of published medical articles in the most prestigious of books and publications. Dr. Panaitescu’s work goes beyond the Romanian borders as she has also completed studies at King’s College London, The Royal College of Physicians, and even Harvard. Noteworthy is also the fact that she trained directly under Prof. Kypros Nicolaides, a true pioneer in fetal medicine.

Iulia Huluta

Iulia Huluță is a resident doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology, training under Dr. Panaitescu at Filantropia Clinical Hospital. She is also a Teaching Assistant at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She is a former research fellow at the Fetal Medicine Research Institute in London, being trained for the management of monochorionic twin pregnancies directly by Prof. Kypros Nicolaides. She specializes in fetal medicine, prenatal diagnosis, preeclampsia, and fetal development, to name a few.