cephalothoracopagus

cephalothoracopagus

 [sef″ah-lo-thor″ah-kop´ah-gus]
a twin fetus united at the head, neck, and thorax.
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ceph·a·lo·tho·ra·cop·a·gus

(sef'ă-lō-thōr'ă-kop'ă-gŭs),
Conjoined twins with the bodies fused in the cephalic and thoracic regions. See: conjoined twins.
[cephalo- + G. thorax, chest, + pagos, something fixed]
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cephalothoracopagus

(sĕf″ă-lō-thō″ră-kŏp′ă-gŭs) [″ + ″ + pagos, thing fixed]
A double fetus joined at the head and thorax.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal findings of cephalothoracopagus janiceps disymmetros: A case report.
Cephalothoracopagus is a very rare form of conjoined twinning, which occurs in one of every million births and in one of every 58 sets of conjoined twins.
Here we present a classic case of Cephalothoracopagus janiceps monosymmetros diagnosed at 24 weeks gestation.
On the basis of sonographic appearances the conjoined twin fetuses were labeled as Cephalothoracopagus janiceps monosymmetros.
The delivered fetus confirmed our diagnosis of the conjoined twins, male Cephalothoracopagus janiceps monosymmetros (fused head with only one of the face well developed, the opposite one being rudimentary).
In our case, we have shown interesting morphologic date concerning a rare and fascinating configuration of conjoined twinning called janiceps (Cephalothoracopagus Symmetricus) using antenatal conventional and color Doppler ultrasound and confirming the findings by postmortem radiography and CT.
Ultrafast magnetic resonance imaging of cephalothoracopagus janiceps disymmetros.
Unique anomalies in cephalothoracopagus janiceps conjoined twins with implications for multiple mechanisms in the abnormal embryogenesis.