Thoracopagus conjoined twins
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Elthokapy M, Thoracopagus conjoined twins. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 27 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-93876
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Antenatal screening referred at 14 weeks gestation with a fetal abnormality for a second opinion.
Age: 30 years
From the case: Thoracopagus conjoined twins
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Viable intrauterine monochromic monoamniotic conjoined twin pregnancy.
The study shows conjoined twins:
- paired body parts include chest, heart, and abdomen
- separated paired parts include the heads, lower limbs and upper limbs
- shared single parts, single umbilical cord
Classic case of thoracopagus which is a type of conjoined twins with face-to-face, fusion at the level of the thorax and upper abdomen. Heart anomalies are very common findings along with hepatobiliary anomalies.
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