The embryology of conjoined twins

  title={The embryology of conjoined twins},
  author={Matthew Howard Kaufman},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Attention is drawn to the spontaneous incidence of twinning, both dizygotic and monozygotic in different mammalian species. Conjoined twinning, however, only arises when the twinning event occurs at about the primitive streak stage of development, at about 13–14 days after fertilisation in the human, and is exclusively associated with the monoamniotic monochorionic type of placentation. It is believed that the highest incidence of conjoined twinning is encountered in the human. While… CONTINUE READING


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