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Separation of craniopagus joined at the occiput. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12405391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Siamese or conjoined twins have intrigued both the physician and layperson for centuries. The craniopagus type (joined at the head) is exceedingly rare, with an incidence of one in 2.5 million births. Most clinicians never see a case of craniopagus, and those who do rarely see more than one. The authors present a case of the craniopagus type of conjoined twins born and recently separated in Brisbane, Australia. The prenatal diagnosis, subsequent investigations, separation, and outcome are presented.
Scott Campbell; Richard Theile; Gordon Stuart; Eddie Cheng; Stephen Sinnott; Gary Pritchard; Alan Isles
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-30     Completed Date:  2002-11-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  983-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Children's Hospital and Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Occipital Bone / surgery*
Twins, Conjoined / surgery*

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