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Epigastric heteropagus twins--a report of four cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11527198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Asymmetrical conjoined twinning is an extremely rare congenital anomaly constituting only 1%-2% of all conjoined twins. In epigastric heteropagus twins (EHT), the dependent portion (parasite) is smaller than the host (autosite). The embryopathy is related to incomplete cleavage of the embryo at 2 weeks of gestation. However, some form of ischaemic insult in early gestation leads to selective atrophy of the cranial part of one of the monozygous twins. We report our experience with four cases of EHT and a review of the literature with a discussion of possible embryopathy.
D K Gupta; A Lall; M Bajpai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-30     Completed Date:  2001-12-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple* / embryology,  pathology,  surgery
Heart Defects, Congenital
Infant, Newborn
Twins, Conjoined* / embryology,  pathology,  surgery

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