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Asymmetric conjoined twins: pyopagus parasite.
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PMID:  22187776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Parasitic conjoined twins are rare variations of abnormal conjoined twinning. A case of asymmetric conjoined twins is presented in which the incomplete parasite was attached to the sacrococcygeal region of the normal twin (autosite). The parasitic twin had a rudimentary bony hemipelvis, both lower limbs with gross deformities of right lower limb covered with intact skin, intergluteal fold without anal orifice, partial gastro-intestinal system and a rudimentary bladder. The parasitic twin was excised on the third day of life and the normal twin was discharged. Postnatal follow-up after one month showed a healthy infant with normal growth pattern.
Authors:
V R Sudha Reddy; Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti; Mangi Ch Singh; P Punyabati Devi; Chourajit Ksh Singh; Nilamani G Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, Imphal 795004.
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