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Thoraco-omphalopagus conjoined twins: impact of ultrasound assessment on successful surgical separation.
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PMID:  23206620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this case report, we present a case of thoraco-omphalopagus conjoined twins who were successfully separated and had long-term survival. We performed ultrasound assessment and found that the twins shared the liver and that the fusion site of their liver had gross communication of blood vessel. Ultrasound cardiogram examination showed that the anomalous vessels that connected their hearts drained from the number 1 infant to the number 2 infant. The ultrasound assessment has significant impact on the successful surgical separation of the thoraco-omphalopagus twins.
Xiaorong Wen; Shyam S Parajuly; Qiang Lu; Bo Xiang; Xiaoping Jiang; Hong Tang; Yan Luo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1873-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Ultrasound, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China; Regenerative Medicine Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.
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