The epigastric heteropagus conjoined twins

Abubakar, A.M.; Ahidjo, A.; Chinda, J.Y.; Tahir, C.; Abubakar, S.; Adamu, S.A.; Pindiga, U.H. (2011) The epigastric heteropagus conjoined twins. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46 (2). pp. 417-420. ISSN 0022-3468

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    Conjoined twins are rare and are classified as symmetrical or asymmetrical, in which a member, the host (autosite), is near normal and bears the parasite, which is incomplete, smaller, and fully dependent for growth on it. This form of conjoined twins is referred to as heteropagus and when attached to the epigastrium of the autosite is called epigastric heteropagus. Only 44 cases of epigastric heteropagus twins have been previously reported in the world literature. We hereby report the successful separation of a pair of heteropagus twins. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Abubakar, A.M.
    2. Ahidjo, A.
    3. Chinda, J.Y.
    4. Tahir, C.
    5. Abubakar, S.(Department of Anaesthesia, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri/University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria)
    6. Adamu, S.A.
    7. Pindiga, U.H.
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Conjoined twins; Parasitic twins; Epigastric heteropagus; Exomphalus
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Maisarah Mohd Muksin
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 09:31
    Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 16:51

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