The tragedy that should never have happened
- Parapagus conjoined twins: Complicated anatomy precludes separation. Singhal, Arbinder K.; Agarwal, Gautam S.; Sharma, Shilpa; Gupta, Arun K.; Gupta, Devendra K. // Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons;Jul-Sep2006, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p145
A parapagus set of male conjoined twins was brought to our institution at 12 h after birth. An extensive sharing of the abdominal viscera (single liver, hindgut), abdominal aorta, pelvis (single rectum and anus), genitalia (one set) and vertebral column was found. The surgical separation was not...
- The Heteropagus Conjoined Twins of NDU Sule, Nigeria. Mabogunje, Oluwatope A.; Lawrie, James H. // Clinical Pediatrics;Nov1978, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p861
The incidence of conjoined twins is not accurately known because most of them end in abortions or stillbirths and hence may not be recorded. The heteropagus types are rare, in which one member, the autosite, is normal or nearly so. This bears an incomplete member, the parasite, which is...
- The tale of the two amazing MarÃas. Stein, Lisa // U.S. News & World Report;8/19/2002, Vol. 133 Issue 7, p10
Mentions the separation of Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez and her sister, Maria de Jesus, one-year-old twins who were both joined at the head.
- The POWER of LOVE. Frank, Annette; Ochmann, Frank // Australian Women's Weekly;Sep2004, Vol. 74 Issue 9, p50
Relates the story of Siamese twins Lea and Tabea who are joined at the head. Decision of the parents to consider a surgical operation to separate the heads of the twins; Adjustments being made by the parents to meet the needs of their children; Limitations in the movements of the twins.
- Society rules: one individual per body. Winter, George // British Journal of Midwifery;Sep2007, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p581
The author comments on the automatic assumption that conjoined twins must be separated, no matter what the risk to the twins themselves. The author said that such assumption is not justifiable as she cited some successful stories of Siamese twins who died a natural death. The author clarifies on...
- A Miracle Of Science. // Newsweek;8/19/2002, Vol. 140 Issue 8, p22
Reports on the operation to separate conjoined twins, Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej Alvarez. Connection of the twins at the skull; Separation of the twins at the University of California-Los Angeles Children's Hospital; X-ray image of the heads of the girls.
- Dicephalic Parapagus Tribrachius Conjoined Twins in a Triplet Pregnancy: A Case Report. Kaveh, Mahbod; Kamrani, Kamyar; Naseri, Mohsen; Danaeian, Morteza; Asadi, Farhad; Davari-Tanha, Fatemeh // Journal of Family & Reproductive Health;Jun2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p83
Dicephalic parapagus tribrachius conjoined twin is a very rare condition. We present a case of 5-days-old male dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins. The conjoined twins were diagnosed in 4th month of pregnancy by ultrasonography. The pregnancy terminates at 36 weeks by cesarean section and...
- Thoraco-Omphalopagus conjoined. Tekgiindiiz, Kadir Şerafettin; Olgun, Haşini; Caner, Ibrahim; Ceviz, Naci // Anatolian Journal of Cardiology / Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi;May2013, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p284
The article presents a case study of a 33-year-old lady, conjoined twin pregnancy at 35 weeks of gestation. It is reported that the twins shared the thorax and abdomen. It is further reported that the babies shared a four-chamber heart with two ventricles and two atria. The thoracopagus...
- omphaloangiopagus. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1629
A definition of the term "omphaloangiopagus" which refers to conjoined twins united at the umbilical cord by the vessels is presented.