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Conjoined twins with mirror-image cleft lip and palate: case report in Brazil.
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PMID:  18452357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The observation of mirror-image clefts in conjoined twins may suggest an influence from environmental factors (e.g., poor blood supply) on the appearance of clefts. The present paper reports on a pair of male thoracopagus twins born to a 20-year-old woman. The twins were stillborn. Both twins exhibited complete unilateral cleft lip and palate with mirror-image configuration, affecting the left side for twin A and the right side for twin B. The twins also shared some organs. The case is discussed with similar information in the literature, with reference to possible related etiologic factors. Reporting on such occurrences throughout the world is important to shed light on important aspects underlying the formation of clefts.
Gisele da Silva Dalben; Mireile São Geraldo Dos Santos Souza; Carlos Henrique Bettoni Cruz de Castro; Márcio Gonçalves; Cássio Roberto Rocha Dos Santos; Alberto Consolaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Twin Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1055-6656     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleft Palate Craniofac. J.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-02     Completed Date:  2008-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102566     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate Craniofac J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Cleft Lip / pathology*
Cleft Palate / pathology*
Diseases in Twins / pathology*
Infant, Newborn
Twins, Conjoined / pathology*

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