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Thoraco-omphalopagus asymmetric conjoined twins: Report of a case and complete review of the literature.
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PMID:  23827449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Thoraco-omphalopagus asymmetric conjoined twinning is a rare condition in which a grossly defective foetus (the parasite) is attached to the thorax and upper abdomen of the main foetus (the autosite). We describe a case of thoraco-omphalopagus asymmetric conjoined twins in which the autosite had an associated large-diameter omphalocoele that was successfully separated at our institution. Reconstruction of the resulting abdominal-wall defect was performed using a flap from the gluteal region and the proximal portion of the inferior limb of the parasite, which is demonstrated. In addition, a review of all previously published cases is presented, showing that overall positive results can be obtained in treating this condition and that the presence and degree of cardiac involvement have a major influence on the prognosis.
Davi Reis Calderoni; Aline Mizukami; Paulo Henrique Facchina Nunes; Paulo Kharmandayan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-7-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264239     Medline TA:  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas - Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil; Rua Tessália Vieira de Camargo, 126, Cidade Universitária 'Zeferino Vaz', CEP 13083-887, Cx, Postal 6111 Campinas, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:
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