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Conjoined twins in Zambia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8772076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) is based in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. It is the main referral centre for the country, which has a population of over 8 million (census 1992). Thirteen sets of conjoined twins have been seen over the 24 year period between 1970 and 1993. Out of 13 cases of conjoining twins three were stillborn (reported in 1978). Ten cases of our personal series were analysed including three successful separations. An attempt has been made to establish the incidence of conjoined twins in Zambia. Basic principles of management have been suggested and the constraints encountered in developing countries have been discussed.
Authors:
S Nath; L Munkonge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-24     Completed Date:  1996-10-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abnormalities, Multiple / surgery
Developing Countries
Female
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Humans
Incidence
Infant, Newborn
Male
Twins, Conjoined / classification,  pathology,  surgery*
Zambia / epidemiology

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