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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Dystocia due to conjoined twin monster with arthrogriposis in a crossbred cow: A case report.
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.
This comment explores how the courts in the United States might review a conjoined twins case such as the one of Jodie and Mary.
This theory is promulgated on the fact that the ovum undergoes fission before the notochord develops; in most cases of conjoined twins there are separated notochords (Spencer, 1992, 2000).
In this study, we report an extremely rare case of conjoined twins in a spontaneous monochorionic triplet pregnancy.
Conjoined twins occur in approximately 1 percent of monoamniotic monochorionic monozygotic twins.
Shaban, "Ethiopian delivers conjoined twin boys in historic birth," AFRICANEWS, 2017.
The chest, abdomen and pelvis are the most common places for conjoined twins to be attached, but they can also be connected at the spine or the head.
Methodology: Medical records of conjoined twins admitted to our hospital for treatment and considered for surgical separation from 1996 to present were retrospectively reviewed.
Moreover, Hadi directed the Minister of Public Health and Population to quickly transfer conjoined twins born with one head accompanied by their parents to a hospital in Saudi Arabia to perform the separation surgery.
THE parents of conjoined twins who lost their battle for life two years ago have celebrated the birth of a baby boy.
THE parents of conjoined twins have paid tribute to their "little fighters".