Thoracopagus


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Related to Thoracopagus: pygopagus, omphalopagus

Thoracopagus

 

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

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MRI report showed thoracopagus conjoined twins with single heart.
In our case it is Ventral union of thoracopagus with single heart.
The successful separation of thoracopagus twins is heavily dependent on the de- gree of cardiac fusion.
Thoracopagus conjoined twins with a fused heart always have complex abnormal cardiac anatomy (4-7).
Thoracopagus twins are conjoined twins united at the thorax, facing each other, often with partly fused or compromised hearts.
The earliest reported separation of thoracopagus twins occurred in 1900 at the age of 12; one twin died and the other survived (Hoyle, 1990).
In the case of a Jewish couple who had thoracopagus twins, rabbis were asked to help them resolve the question of killing one to save another.
The most common types are: thoracopagus followed by pygopagus and finally by ischiopagus.
En terminos generales, los dos casos descritos corresponden a gemelos simetricos unidos (Monocephalus dipygus), clasificando el primero de ellos como Monocephalus thoracopagus tetrabrachius tetrapus, por presentar fusion de cabeza y torax, asi como cuatro miembros anteriores y cuatro posteriores.
Prenatal Ultrasound Diagnosis Of Thoracopagus Conjoined Twins.
8) Craniopagus and thoracopagus separation is a tedious affair because they may share vital structures, while ischiopagus and pyopagus can be separated surgically and have good outcome.
Thoracopagus with E/O fusion of the adjacent limbs, Single cardia, lung fields of the foetus on right side appears to be hyper inflated.