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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145-147

Parapagus conjoined twins: Complicated anatomy precludes separation


1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Devendra K Gupta
Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.27244

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A parapagus set of male conjoined twins was brought to our institution at 12 h after birth. An extensive sharing of the abdominal viscera (single liver, hindgut), abdominal aorta, pelvis (single rectum and anus), genitalia (one set) and vertebral column was found. The surgical separation was not considered due to medical and ethical issues.






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