TITLE

Conjoined twins separated after long legal battle

AUTHOR(S)
Dyer, Clare
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/11/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7270, p1175
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the November 2000 surgical separation of conjoined twins in Manchester, England. Details of the operation, which resulted in the death of the weaker twin; Ruling of a High Court judge that the operation could be performed without parental consent; Outlook for the surviving twin's recovery and degree of disability.
ACCESSION #
3748900

 

Related Articles

  • 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 Marías. 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.

  • Siamese twins to be separated against parents' will. Dyer, Clare // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);09/02/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7260, p529 

    Reports on the decision of a British High Court to separate conjoined twins against their parents' wishes, in an effort to preserve the health of one of the twins. Prognosis for the twins if they are not separated; Physical description of the twins.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • omphalopagus.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1629 

    A definition of the term "omphalopagus," which refers to the conjoined twins united at the abdomen, is presented.

  • omphalosite.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1629 

    A definition of the term "omphalosite," which refers to the underdeveloped member of a pair of omphaloangiopagus twins, is presented.

  • 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.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics