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Case Report A Case of Conjoined Twins.
Mi Hwa Kang, Son Moon Shin, Jin Gon Jun, Mi Jin Kim, Hae Joo Nam, Sung Rim Kim, Jong Wook Kim
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 1988;5(2):255-261
Published online: December 31, 1988
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Conjoined twinning is a rare congenital malformation, accounting for 1% monozygotic twins. Conjoined twins result if twining is initiated after the embryonic disc and rudimentary amniotic sac have been formed and if division of the embryonic disc is incomplete. Recently we experienced a case of conjoined twins, dicephalus dipus dibrachius, who had died at 3 hours of life, and performed autopsy. Autopsy revealed a total duplication of the heads, spines up to sacrum, small bowels, thymus and lungs. Two hearts existed within a common pericardium.

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