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Cardiac relocation and chest wall reconstruction after separation of thoracopagus conjoined twins with a single heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11877679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Separation of thoracopagus conjoined twins with a single heart and the twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence yielded a single surviving infant with a protuberant heart covered by ribs and soft tissue from the nonsurviving twin. At 13 months of age, the heart was relocated in the chest after caudal mobilization of the diaphragms. The protective tissue cage was removed and a normal chest contour established. This technique also may be useful in the treatment of thoracic ectopia cordis.
Steven J Fishman; Mark Puder; Tal Geva; Kathy Jenkins; Moritz M Ziegler; Robert C Shamberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-05     Completed Date:  2002-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 by W.B. Saunders Company.
Departments of Surgery and Cardiology, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fetofetal Transfusion / surgery,  therapy
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Thoracic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Twins, Conjoined / pathology,  surgery*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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