Prenatal Diagnosis of Thoraco-Omphalopagus Conjoined Twins At 13+ Weeks of Pregnancy: A Case Report

Authors

  • Gürkan Kıran Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş
  • Hakan Kıran Prof.Dr. M.Turan Çetin Women HeaIth and IVF Center, Adana
  • Serdar Ceylaner Department of Genetics Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Education and Research Hospital, Ankara
  • Savaş Karakuş Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Sultan 1. İzzettin Keykavus State Hospital, Sivas

Keywords:

Conjoined twins, Prenatal diagnosis, Ultrasonography, Thoraco - Omphalopagus

Abstract

Conjoined twins result from division of the embryonic disk after day 13 from conception. Thoracoomphalopagus twinning, a rare type of conjoined twins, is characterized by the anterior union of the thorax and abdomen. The prognosis for thoraco-omphalopagus twins who share a heart is extremely poor. Thus early prenatal diagnosis is important for the patients who want to undergo a therapeutic abortion.
We present a case of thoraco-omphalopagus diagnosed with transabdominal ultrasound at 13+ weeks of gestation.

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Published

2007-08-16

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Kıran G, Kıran H, Ceylaner S, Karakuş S. Prenatal Diagnosis of Thoraco-Omphalopagus Conjoined Twins At 13+ Weeks of Pregnancy: A Case Report. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2007Aug.16 [cited 2021Apr.15];13(2):122-3. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/531

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