DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20195757

Parapagus dicephalus conjoined twin: a case report

Shalaka Mahajan, Urmila Chauhan, Siddhant Gholap, Bapu Yelam

Abstract


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.


Keywords


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

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