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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 395-397

Dicephalus dipus tetrabrachius conjoined twins of Zaria: Case report and literature review


1 Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
3 Department of Anesthesia, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
P O Ibinaiye
Senior Lecturer/Consultant, Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.113473

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One of the most interesting congenital malformations to manage is a conjoined twin. Conjoined twins are rare occurrences in obstetric/pediatric practice. More commonly known as Siamese twins, this phenomenon is shrouded in mystery and considered a curiosity by general public. Current technology is lending a helping hand in the early diagnosis of these conditions. Frequently, the twins are born dead, but there are few cases in which the twins survive. We presented a case of dicephalus dipud conjoined twins; a rare type of conjoined twins.


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