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  THORACOPAGUS: A Case of Conjoined Twins [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(2): 318-320 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2020.24861  

THORACOPAGUS: A Case of Conjoined Twins

Gökçe Naz Küçükbaş1, gurcan turkyilmaz2, güler şahin1
1Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Perinatology Department
2Van Region Education and Research Hospital, Perinatology Department

Conjoined twins originates from abnormal divergence of the embryonic plaque after 12th day of fertilization causing shared organ systems. The prevalence varies between 1/50.000 and 1/200.000 and diagnosis is possible by advanced ultrasonographic imaging techniques. Despite limited number of successful cases in the literature, conjoined twins have poor prognosis and management usually requires termination. In this study we present a 22 year-old, nulliparous woman in 14th gestational week without specific obstetric history diagnosed with thoracopagus.

Keywords: conjoined twins, thoracopagus, monochorionic monoamniotic

Gökçe Naz Küçükbaş, gurcan turkyilmaz, güler şahin. THORACOPAGUS: A Case of Conjoined Twins. Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(2): 318-320

Corresponding Author: Gökçe Naz Küçükbaş, Türkiye

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