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A case of conjoined twin's cephalothoracopagus janiceps disymmetros.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18606219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Conjoined twins are rare variants of monozygotic twins, which result from an incomplete late division of the embryonic disk. Here we report the rarest case of conjoined twins - the male cephalothoracopagus janiceps disymmetros - born in prenatal week 30, from the archive of the Department of Teratology of the Institute of Experimental Medicine AS CR in Prague. The crown-rump length of each twin, 21cm, corresponded to prenatal week 22 in a normal gravidity. The head, chest and upper portion of the abdomen of the twins were fused. The anatomical features of these extremely rare conjoined twins and the observed external anomalies as a narrow nose with a single nostril, male hypoplastic genitalia, partially duplicated sella turcica, spina bifida and further abnormalities are described and documented.
M Hovorakova; R Peterkova; Z Likovsky; M Peterka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-06-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0890-6238     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2008-12-08     Revised Date:  2009-05-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803591     Medline TA:  Reprod Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Teratology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences CR, Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology*
Head / abnormalities*,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Thorax / abnormalities*,  pathology
Twins, Conjoined / pathology*
Comment In:
Reprod Toxicol. 2009 Apr;27(2):203-5; author reply 206-7   [PMID:  19429398 ]

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