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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Thoraco-omphalopagus Asymmetric Conjoined Twins: Report Of A Case And Complete Review Of The Literature.
Author: Calderoni, Davi Reis
Mizukami, Aline
Nunes, Paulo Henrique Facchina
Kharmandayan, Paulo
Abstract: Thoraco-omphalopagus asymmetric conjoined twinning is a rare condition in which a grossly defective foetus (the parasite) is attached to the thorax and upper abdomen of the main foetus (the autosite). We describe a case of thoraco-omphalopagus asymmetric conjoined twins in which the autosite had an associated large-diameter omphalocoele that was successfully separated at our institution. Reconstruction of the resulting abdominal-wall defect was performed using a flap from the gluteal region and the proximal portion of the inferior limb of the parasite, which is demonstrated. In addition, a review of all previously published cases is presented, showing that overall positive results can be obtained in treating this condition and that the presence and degree of cardiac involvement have a major influence on the prognosis.
Subject: Abdominal Wall
Hernia, Umbilical
Infant, Newborn
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Surgical Flaps
Thoracic Wall
Twins, Conjoined
Congenital Defects
Conjoined Twins
Reconstructive Surgical Procedure
Surgical Flap
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.06.022
Date Issue: 2014
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