conjoined equal twins

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con·joined e·qual twins

conjoined twins in which both members are approximately of the same size, and nearly normal except for the areas of union.
A joined gestational product resulting from a failure in division of the yolk sac or delayed monovular separation. Conjoined twins occur in ±1:200,000 term deliveries; most are joined at the chest—thoracopagus
Prognosis Depends on the need for or adequacy of surgical separation