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Parapagus conjoined twins: Complicated anatomy precludes separation

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Author(s): Singhal Arbinder | Agarwal Gautam | Sharma Shilpa | Gupta Arun | Gupta Devendra

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 11;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 145;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Parapagus | conjoint twins

ABSTRACT
A parapagus set of male conjoined twins was brought to our institution at 12 h after birth. An extensive sharing of the abdominal viscera (single liver, hindgut), abdominal aorta, pelvis (single rectum and anus), genitalia (one set) and vertebral column was found. The surgical separation was not considered due to medical and ethical issues.

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