Conjoined twins: thoracopagus

Case contributed by Dr Imad Awwad


1 day old conjoined twins

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Male

Face to face fusion at the level of thorax and abdomen is noted with common heart and diaphragm, and absent sternum body. Pulmonary consolidation is noted at the gravity dependent lung of each twin. There is an ill-defined border line separating the two livers. The right twin's liver seems to be enlarged with heterogeneous enhancement and a sign of intra-hepatic bile ducts dilatation. The urinary system in both twins is normal.

Case Discussion

Classic case of thoracopagus which is a type of conjoined twins with face to face fusion at the level of thorax and upper abdomen. Heart anomalies are very common finding along with hepatobiliary anomalies.

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Case information

rID: 47740
Case created: 31st Aug 2016
Last edited: 25th Sep 2016
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