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Live conjoined twins: a rare first trimester diagnosis during emergency department sonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19112004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain in the first trimester of pregnancy is an important component of emergency physician training. The increased use of bedside sonography by emergency physicians in the evaluation of these patients requires knowledge about the normal anatomy, variants, abnormal findings and their appearance on sonography.
OBJECTIVES: To highlight the importance of a thorough pelvic and abdominal sonographic examination during a routine evaluation in the emergency department (ED).
CASE REPORT: We present the case of a patient found to have conjoined twins diagnosed by ED sonography.
CONCLUSION: A discussion of the diagnosis, the findings on bedside sonogram and management options are presented.
Shilpa Amin; Anthony Weekes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  2010-11-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York 10467, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Metrorrhagia / etiology
Point-of-Care Systems*
Twins, Conjoined*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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