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Thoraco-Omphalopagus Twins

Amin El-Gohary M*
Department of Pediatric surgery, Burjeel hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Corresponding Author : Amin El-Gohary M
FRCS, Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi , UAE
Tel: 971506225532
E-mail: [email protected]
Received February 18, 2015; Accepted February 20, 2015; Published February 25, 2015
Citation: El-Gohary AM (2015) Thoraco-Omphalopagus Twins. Gen Med (Los Angel) 3:i102. doi: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000i102
Copyright: © 2015 El-Gohary AM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Figure 1: Thoraco-omphalopagus twins.
Male thoraco-omphalopagus twins were diagnosed antenatally by ultrasound (US) at 34 weeks and transported in utero to our hospital. The twins were delivered on 23 May 1987 by CS at 35 weeks of gestation, the eighth pregnancy of a 33-year-old mother (Figure 1). Their combined weight was 3.77 kg. They had poor Apgar scores and had to be ventilated shortly after delivery. They died 7 days later before completing the relevant investigations. Post-Mortem examination showed joined hearts with complicated anomalies of the great vessels with fused liver.
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