conjoined twin


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conjoined twin

(kən-joind′)
n.
Either of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point, a result of the incomplete division of the ovum from which the twins developed.
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Although conjoined twins, especially thoracopagus type, are known to present several cardiac anomalies, a shared single four-chambered heart with triple-outlet left ventricle is a rare condition.
Laura and Aled Williams, from Anglesey, parents of conjoined twins Hope and Faith, who were born a month ago
Only 17 percent of the total world population of conjoined twin accounts for this category.
It was the latest in a series of dramas for the couple who lost Faith's conjoined twin Hope, who died shortly after an operation to separate the sisters.
The conjoined twins were later shifted to Islamabad, he added.
The girls' mother, LauraWilliams, 18, from Shrewsbury, is Britain's youngest mother to give birth to conjoined twins.
The surgery on the four-month-old Korean sisters took place at the city-state's Raffles Hospital, where two adult Iranian conjoined twins died recently after a marathon session to separate them.
Upon arrival at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the conjoined twin girls were admitted in the Hospital's intensive care unit.
A BABY girl remained seriously ill in hospital last night after her conjoined twin died following emergency surgery to separate them.
In the USA, Lori and Reba surprise everyone with their story - although joined at the head and facing in opposite directions, they show life as a conjoined twin can be happy and fulfilling.
2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A combination of detailed CT imaging and 3-D printing technology has been used for the first time in the surgical planning for separation of conjoined twins, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Hyderabad: A team of British doctors have told the government of Telangana that a complicated surgery to separate 11-year-old conjoined twins Veena and Vani will cost Rs100 million (Dh5.