thoracopagus


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thoracopagus

 [thor″ah-kop´ah-gus]
conjoined twins united at the thorax.

tho·ra·cop·a·gus

(thō'ră-kop'ă-gŭs),
Conjoined twins united in or near the thoracic region. See: conjoined twins.
Synonym(s): synthorax
[thoraco- + G. pagos, something fastened]

thoracopagus

/tho·ra·cop·a·gus/ (-kop´ah-gus) conjoined twins united in or near the sternal region.

thoracopagus

conjoined twins united at the thorax, facing each other, often with partly fused or compromised hearts.
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Thoracopagus conjoined twins with a fused heart always have complex abnormal cardiac anatomy (4-7).
Thoracopagus twins are conjoined twins united at the thorax, facing each other, often with partly fused or compromised hearts.
Chang and Eng Bunker were thoracopagus twins born in Siam in 1811.
In the case of a Jewish couple who had thoracopagus twins, rabbis were asked to help them resolve the question of killing one to save another.