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Cardiovascular malformations in lecanosomatopagus conjoined twins: a cardiologic curiosity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2706646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Female conjoined twins were delivered after 42 weeks' gestation, but they died within a few minutes of birth. They were dicephalus, dibrachius and dipus conjoined twins with two separate spines and fusion of the trunk and the pelvis. The pericardial sac was common, and the heart was a single structure. The atrial complex was a common chamber with an attempt at division into two parts by a circular ridge of tissue; the ventricular complex was formed by three chambers which were all communicating between each other in the superior margin of their muscular interventricular septum.
D Antonelli; G Avni; J Antonelli; T Rosenfeld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-02     Completed Date:  1989-06-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Severe Teratoid
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology*
Infant, Newborn
Twins, Conjoined*

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