Parapagus dicephalus conjoined twin: a case report


  • Shalaka Mahajan Department of Pediatrics, GMCH, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Urmila Chauhan Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Siddhant Gholap Department of Pediatrics, GMCH, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Bapu Yelam Department of Pediatrics, GMCH, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India



Conjoined, Dicephalic, Monoamniotic, Monochorionic, Monozygotic, Parapagus, Twin


A conjoined twin is a rare event. As per recent literature, 60% of conjoined twins are aborted spontaneously and hence true incidence of conjoined twin is approximately 1 in 200,000 live births. Classification is based upon site of attachment out of which parapagus with dicephalic variety is extremely rare (0.5% amongst reported cases). Author report a case of dicephalic twin born at 36 weeks of gestation to a multigravida mother in central India.


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