Thoracopagus


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Thoracopagus

 

a developmental anomaly in which a double fetus is joined in the sternal region.

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Although conjoined twins, especially thoracopagus type, are known to present several cardiac anomalies, a shared single four-chambered heart with triple-outlet left ventricle is a rare condition.
Cardiac catheterization in diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease in thoracopagus conjoined twins.
We strongly suggest that the lack of developmental stimulation caused by severe pulmonary dependency expected in thoracopagus conjoined twins ought to be included in any consideration of bringing such babies to term, or once born, in providing them with respiratory support.
We recommend that in thoracopagus twins with complex heart malformations, the surgery should be seriously questioned.