thoracopagus


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thoracopagus

a fetal abnormality, consisting of twins joined at the thorax.
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Conjoined twins that are joined at the chest, or Thoracopagus twins, are one of the most common instances of conjoined twins, and commonly share a liver, upper intestine and may have a shared heart, (http://www.
Unusual cardiac malformations in conjoined twins: thoracopagus twins with conjoined pentalogy of Cantrell and an omphalopagus twin with atretic ventricles.
thoracopagus type contained single heart with A-V septal defect with single umbilical cord contained two vessels with excess ammiotic fluid (AFI-24).
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).
A Case of Craniothoracopagus (Monocephalus Thoracopagus Tetrabrachius) in a Dog.
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.
Chang and Eng Bunker were thoracopagus twins born in Siam in 1811.
Clan the first of February 2001, a set of thoracopagus conjoined twins were born in a large Midwestern hospital and immediately transferred to the adjoining neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).