Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of cephalopagus conjoined twins at 14 weeks of pregnancy


YALCIN S. E. , AKKURT M. O. , YAVUZ A., YALCIN Y., SEZİK M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.46, no.6, pp.408-411, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.22550
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND
  • Page Numbers: pp.408-411

Abstract

Conjoined twins are extremely rare and are a type of monozygotic twins that occur due to an incomplete embryonic division on postconception day 13 to 15. Eight different types of conjoined twins have been described in the literature. Management of the condition depends on the site and extent of the union. We present a case of cephalopagus twins diagnosed at 14 weeks of gestation.