History of treatment of conjoined twins.

  title={History of treatment of conjoined twins.},
  author={Krzysztof Kobylarz},
  journal={Anaesthesiology intensive therapy},
  volume={46 2},
  • K. Kobylarz
  • Published 23 May 2014
  • Materials Science
  • Anaesthesiology intensive therapy
This paper presents a history of the treatment of conjoined twins. The first mention of this malformation comes from the Neolithic period. Conjoined twins were depicted in mythologies of ancient peoples. The present paper focuses on the theories of formation of Siamese twins and attempts at their separation. Moreover, the history of treatment of conjoined twins in Poland is described. 

A Case Report and Review of the Literature on Monomphalic Thoraco-Omphalopagus Conjoined Twins in the Congolese Environment

The conjoined thoraco-omphalopagus twins recorded in a rural setting, 40 years old and multiparous woman, without any morbid history, referred for prolonged labour from a health facility to the general referral hospital of Lubao in the province of Lomami, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is reported.

A Detailed Description and Discussion on Conjoined Twins

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International teleconsultation on conjoined twins leading to a successful separation: a case report

To the authors' knowledge, this is one of the first reports of an international teleconsultation leading to a successful conjoined twin separation procedure.

Conjoined Twins

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Conjoined Twin Separation: Integration of Three-Dimensional Modeling for Optimization of Surgical Planning

A retrospective review of all consecutive patients of conjoined twin separation at a single institution from January 2004 to December 2013 found the use of imaging and medical modeling in presurgical planning has proven to be an important element in optimizing the outcomes for patients with this rare anomaly.

Multiple Gestations—Multiple Headaches

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Is It Ethically Permissible to Separate Conjoined Twins? Murder, Mutilation, and Consent

This chapter looks at the ethics of separating conjoined twins by first establishing the individual dignity of each twin in light of both philosophical reasoning and how the Church has addressed such



Conjoined Twins

  • J. DoigT. C. Svensen
  • Medicine, Business
    The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology
  • 1978
Summary: A case of thoracopagus conjoined twins is described in which ultrasonography was helpful in achieving an antenatal diagnosis and in allowing consultative decision on management.

Experience with treatment of three pairs of conjoined twins.

Three pairs of female conjoined twins--a xiphopagus, a pygopagus, and a thoracopagus--were encountered during the past 10 years, and two of the twins died before surgery could be performed.

Conjoined twins: theoretical embryologic basis.

A theoretical basis for the embryology of conjoined twins was formulated from clinical experience with ten cases and extensive review of pertinent embryologic and clinical literature, including over 500 cases, and it is concluded that there is no known embryologic process by which Conjoined twins can be formed by fission but firm evidence to support fusion in all cases.

Craniopagi: anatomical characteristics and classification.

The incidence, embryology, anatomical features of the site of junction, associated abnormalities, and survival of the 79 craniopagi reported from 1496 to 1987 have been reviewed. All craniopagi upon