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Research Article

Thoraco- Omphalo-Ischiopagus Tripus Conjoined Twins: Report of a Case

Naser Kamalian1, Shapour Shirani2* and Maryam Soleymanzadeh3

1Associate professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Shariati Hospital, University of Medical Sciences, North Kargar Street, Shariati hospital, Tehran, Iran

2Assistant professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, North Kargar Street, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran, Iran

3Research Assistant, Research Department, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, North Kargar Street, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Shapour Shirani
Assistant professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology
Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
North Kargar Street, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran, Iran
Fax: 0098-21 88029731
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 29, 2011; Accepted date: February 19, 2011; Published date: February 22, 2011

Citation: Kamalian N, Shirani S, Soleymanzadeh M (2011) Thoraco- Omphalo- Ischiopagus Tripus Conjoined Twins: Report of a Case. J Forensic Res 2:117. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000117

Copyright: © 2011 Kamalian N, et al. 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.

Abstract

The frequency of thoraco- omphalo-ischiopagus tripus or conjoined twins (CT) is quite rare of mozygotic twinnings, and they are classified as unions of symmetrical CT. A case of conjoined twins with thoraco- omphaloischiopagus type is presented here as well as a review of differential diagnosis. The twins had two heads, two pairs of upper limbs and three lower limbs. They also shared thorax, abdomen and pelvis with a single beating heart.

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