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Management of xiphopagus conjoined twins with small bowel obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3944759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A set of xiphopagus conjoined twins with prematurity, exomphalos, and intestinal obstruction was separated successfully. Preoperative evaluation included computerised axial tomography, 99mTc-HIDA scan, and barium enema. Major hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal anomalies were encountered. One twin is alive and well today. The other twin died one week postoperatively from sepsis. Postmortem studies showed she had a severe cardiac anomaly incompatible with normal life.
T J Wong; Y T Lyou; C P Chee; K C Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-14     Completed Date:  1986-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Duodenum / abnormalities,  surgery
Ileum / abnormalities,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / surgery*
Intestinal Obstruction / surgery*
Jejunum / abnormalities,  surgery
Twins, Conjoined / surgery*

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