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1305-3124

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1993

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​Cihat Şen, ​Nicola Volpe

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Prenatal diagnosis of cephalothoracoomphalopagus: a rare type of conjoined twin

Yasin Ceylan, Yasemin Doğan , Emre Kole, Gulseren Yucesoy, Sebiha Ozkan Ozdemir

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Prenatal diagnosis of cephalothoracoomphalopagus: a rare type of conjoined twin. Perinatal Journal 2014;22(3):SE37 DOI: 10.2399/prn.14.S001084

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Yasin Ceylan,
Yasemin Doğan ,
Emre Kole,
Gulseren Yucesoy,
Sebiha Ozkan Ozdemir

  1. Kocaeli Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı- Kocaeli TR
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Yasin Ceylan, Kocaeli Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı- Kocaeli TR,

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No conflicts declared.

Objective
Conjoined twins are a rare outcome of a monoamniotic and monochorionic gestation. We present a case of cephalothoracoomphalopagus conjoined twin diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonographic examination.
Case 
A 26-year-old gravida 2, para 1 woman was referred to our perinatology unit for evaluation because of suspected conjoined twins at 24 weeks of gestation. Her medical history was unremarkable. There was no family history of genetic abnormalities. The diagnosis of conjoined twins was confirmed by prenatal ultrasonographic examination.
Conclusion 
Conjoined twins occur when two identical individuals are joined by part of their anatomy and share their vital one or more organs. The incidence of conjoined twins ranges from 1:50,000 to 1:250,000 live births. We present a case of male cephalothoracoomphalopagus conjoined twin, which is extremely rare type of conjoined twins. A prenatal diagnosis of shared organs dictates pregnacy termination or possible surgical separation strategies.
Keywords

Conjoined twins, cephalothoracoomphalopagus twins

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Figure 1
Cephalothoracoomphalopagus twins