Document Detail

Vaginal delivery of dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15673976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After an unsuccessful midwife-assisted delivery in which a head was born but delivery could not be advanced, episiotomy performed at Sanliurfa Maternity Hospital allowed vaginal delivery of female conjoined twins. Visual and x-ray examination showed two heads, two vertebral columns, two feet, two arms, and fusion at the level of the pelvis. The baby was born dead, but the mother made an uneventful recovery. Parapagus (anterolaterally joined) dicephalus (two-headed) twins account for only 11-13% of all conjoined twins, and they rarely survive. Complex malformations of hearts, lungs and abdominal organs, duplication of the tracheae, upper gastrointestinal tract and spinal column, and either double or single versions of other organs have been reported in parapagus dicephalus cases. The incidence, anatomical, embryological, diagnostic, prognostic, obstetrical, perinatal, and ethical aspects of conjoined twins are reviewed, with a focus on parapagus dicephalus conjoined twins.
Mehmet Harma; Muge Harma; Zeki Mil; Cevdet Oksuzler
Related Documents :
7418196 - Hair chromium at delivery in relation to age and number of pregnancies.
1036926 - The effect of rifamycin sv on the wound-healing process.
9621376 - Regional difference in expression of characteristic abnormality of harlequin ichthyosis...
17868266 - Macroscopic characteristics of screwdriver trauma.
6651236 - Postpartum cell-mediated immunity induced in the rat following perinatal exposure to io...
18178346 - The effect of conception date on gestation length of red deer (cervus elaphus).
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review; Twin Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine     Volume:  205     ISSN:  0040-8727     ISO Abbreviation:  Tohoku J. Exp. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-27     Completed Date:  2005-05-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417355     Medline TA:  Tohoku J Exp Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Harran, Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric*
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Natural Childbirth
Twins, Conjoined / pathology*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Granule cell apoptosis induced by overdose copper and ethanol is counterbalanced by co-induced cellu...
Next Document:  Gorham disease of the spine: a case report and treatment strategies for this enigmatic bone disease.