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Emergency separation of a xipho-omphalopagus twin in a developing country

Author(s): Shukla R | Mukhopadhyay B | Mandal K | Saha K | Roy D | Mukherjee P

Journal: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery
ISSN 0189-6725

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 197;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Conjoined | emergency separation | female | newborn | surgery | twins

Female conjoined twins (thoraco-omphalopagus) were delivered by emergency caesarean section in a private nursing home. On examination, one of the twins was dead and was threatening the survival of the surviving twin (twin A). An emergency separation was performed to salvage the surviving twin.
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