thoracopagus


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thoracopagus

a fetal abnormality, consisting of twins joined at the thorax.
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In one third of cases, continuous splenogonadal fusion is associated with congenital anomalies such as cleft palate, cardiac defects, micrognathia, spina bifida, thoracopagus, osteogenesis imperfecta and extremity deformitiesP.
The thoracopagus is the most common type, accounting for 40% of all conjoined twins cases (2).
Hamed Hindi al-Juburi, separated the thoracopagus twins, one of them died during birth.
The more common types of conjoined twins include the thoracopagus type where the fusion is anterior, at the chest, and involves the heart (35%); the omphalopagus type where the fusion is at the mid-trunk (30%); the pygopagus type where there is a posterior union involving the rump (19%); the parapagus type, with a lateral fusion of the lower half of the body extending upwards (5%); and combination types.