Prenatal Diagnosis of Thoraco-Omphalopagus Conjoined Twins At 13+ Weeks of Pregnancy: A Case Report
Keywords:Conjoined twins, Prenatal diagnosis, Ultrasonography, Thoraco - Omphalopagus
Conjoined twins result from division of the embryonic disk after day 13 from conception. Thoracoomphalopagus twinning, a rare type of conjoined twins, is characterized by the anterior union of the thorax and abdomen. The prognosis for thoraco-omphalopagus twins who share a heart is extremely poor. Thus early prenatal diagnosis is important for the patients who want to undergo a therapeutic abortion.
We present a case of thoraco-omphalopagus diagnosed with transabdominal ultrasound at 13+ weeks of gestation.
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