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DICEPHALIC PARAPAGUS – TRIBRACHIUS – A CASE STUDY

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Author(s): Tiwari Amrish | Naik D.C | Khanwalkar P.G | Mishra Meghana

Journal: International Journal of Anatomy and Research
ISSN 2321-4287

Volume: 01;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: CONJOINT TWINS | DICEPHALIC | PARAPAGUS | TRIBRACHIUS

ABSTRACT
Background:Conjoined twinning is the most fascinating condition that affects human being as well as ani-mals1,2,3. Their images have been found in cave drawings and carvings many centuries back. Like all monozy-gotic twins, conjoined twins are always of same sex. It is a fairly rare occurrence, exact statistics are not known,but are estimated to be 1 in 200,000 live births4with a higher incidence in India and Africa. It is estimated thatabout 70 percent of conjoined twins are females. Approximately 40 to 60 percent of conjoined twins are still-born, and about 35 percent survive only one day. The overall survival rate of conjoined twins is between 5 to 25percent.

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