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The epigastric heteropagus conjoined twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21292102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Conjoined twins are rare and are classified as symmetrical or asymmetrical, in which a member, the host (autosite), is near normal and bears the parasite, which is incomplete, smaller, and fully dependent for growth on it. This form of conjoined twins is referred to as heteropagus and when attached to the epigastrium of the autosite is called epigastric heteropagus. Only 44 cases of epigastric heteropagus twins have been previously reported in the world literature. We hereby report the successful separation of a pair of heteropagus twins.
Authors:
Auwal M Abubakar; Ahmed Ahidjo; John Y Chinda; Chubado Tahir; Sadiq Abubakar; Sani A Adamu; Umaru H Pindiga
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Paediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri/University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria 600001.
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