Xiphopagus conjoined twins: a 300-year review of the obstetric, morphopathologic, neonatal, and surgical parameters.

@article{Harper1980XiphopagusCT,
  title={Xiphopagus conjoined twins: a 300-year review of the obstetric, morphopathologic, neonatal, and surgical parameters.},
  author={Rita G. Harper and K Kenigsberg and Concepcion G Sia and Denise Horn and David Stern and V Bongiovi},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1980},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={617-29}
}
Obstetric, morphopathologic, neonatal, and surgical features of 36 reported cases of xiphopagus conjoined twins were correlated and reveal: (1) a 6% incidence of prenatal diagnosis; (2) a 36% rate of dystocia; (3) a 19% incidence of stillbirths; (4) variation in the extent of fusion; (5) a high rate of occurrence of concurrent congenital malformations, not limited to a conjoined area, especially of the heart (25%) and gastrointestinal tract (33%); (6) the importance of diagnostic tests to… CONTINUE READING

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