Anencephaly, dorsal hypermelia, and duplication of the vertebral column: a rare type of rachipagus conjoined twins.

@article{Spencer1996AnencephalyDH,
  title={Anencephaly, dorsal hypermelia, and duplication of the vertebral column: a rare type of rachipagus conjoined twins.},
  author={Rowena Spencer and Benedicto J. Chuaqui and Christian Daniel Garcia},
  journal={Teratology},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          253-60
        }
}
The rare combination of hypermelia with craniorachischisis and duplication of the vertebral column has been found in three cases, two published and one previously unreported. Even though the previous authors had come to other conclusions, careful analysis of the details in these twins leads to the inescapable conclusion that they were all dorsally united parasitic rachipagus twins. The nature of the original union was clearly indicated by (1) the articulation of autositic ribs to two different… CONTINUE READING
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