|Figure 5. This black and white photograph shows
the areas of degeneration in the former vascular equator produced by the
fetoscopic laser occlusion of the connecting (anastomotic) blood vessels.
The placenta was symmetrically shared by the twins. The laser surgery was
performed at 20 weeks, with the 4lb. 5oz. and 3lb. 14oz. twin boys born
12 weeks later. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Julian E. De Lia)