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Technical challenges of a term delivery in a separated ischiopagus twin.
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PMID:  23344415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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BACKGROUND: : Conjoined twins occur in one in 100,000 live births. Successful term pregnancy in a separated conjoined twin is rare.
CASE: : We present a 27-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 0, former ischiopagus conjoined twin with successful separation at 12 days of life. We report a successful term gestation delivered by cesarean without complications.
CONCLUSION: : Term pregnancy is possible in a previous conjoined twin patient having undergone surgical separation. We recommend a multidisciplinary approach with close evaluation of maternal anatomy to achieve a successful pregnancy outcome while minimizing the risk of complications.
Authors:
Jennifer L Krupp; Daniel C Mandel; Katharina S Stewart; Dinesh M Shah
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin.
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