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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 218-220

Successful separation of Xipho-Omphalopagus twins


1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of General Surgery, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India
3 Department of Plastic Surgery, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.40839

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Xipho-omphalopagus twins are conjoined twins sharing some part of gastrointestinal system and lower sternum. These types of twins have best chances of survival if successfully separated. We report a case of successfully separated Xipho-omphalopagus twins, highlighting the importance of proper planning and team effort in such separations.






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