conjoined twin


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con·joined twin

 (kən-joind′)
n.
One of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point, the joining a result of incomplete division of the embryo from which the twins developed.
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Noun1.conjoined twin - one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some pointconjoined twin - one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point
identical twin, monozygotic twin, monozygous twin - either of two twins developed from the same fertilized ovum (having the same genetic material)
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Forced traction was applied to effect delivery of fetus, but was futile, hence further deep and detailed examination of fetus following its repulsion was done, revealing some additional lateral growth, simulating rib cage of another conjoined twin fetus, on right side of rib cage of fetus already in birth canal and it was locking the fetus at pelvic inlet when traction was applied.
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Based on these observations, the diagnosis was established as a heteropagus conjoined twin (Figure 1d).