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Sacral parasite conjoined twin.
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PMID:  11704212     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A variant of conjoined twins is one in which one twin is incomplete. CASE: A female infant was born vaginally at 40 weeks' gestation to a healthy primipara. No important abnormalities were noted during prenatal examinations. The infant was fully developed in all external aspects except for a parasitic body conjoined with her sacrococcygeal region. Separated by operation 2 weeks after birth, the parasite contained lower limbs, adipose tissue, muscles, and a bowel sac. Over 4 years of observation, no abnormalities have been found since the operation. CONCLUSION: Obstetricians should be aware of the existence of a parasite twin during prenatal examinations and of the importance of the differential diagnosis of parasite and teratoma, a neoplasm with malignant potential.
S Y Chou; S J Liang; C F Wu; C S Hsu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-12     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  938-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Medical University-Municipal Wan Fan Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Sacrococcygeal Region
Teratoma / diagnosis
Twins, Conjoined* / surgery

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