Parasitic Twin with Gastroschisis Is One of the Rarest Varia
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Abstract :
We report a case of parasitic twin or incomplete or heteropagus twining of extra portions of a pelvis, lower and upper limbs, duplication of genitalia and herniation of intestinal tract with spleen—variant of conjoined twinning (CT) consistent with fusion of two embryos followed by resorption of the caudal half of one of them, resulting in a normal male baby with the upper half of a male parasitic twin fused to his chest.

Case :
One-day-old male infant with herniation of small bowel and spleen through the lower left side of the abdominal wall defect close to the umbilicus, two upper limbs, two lower limbs, two pelvis and two genitalia was admitted in our department (Fig. 1). The child passed meconium immediately after normal delivery. The infant was diagnosed as a parasitic conjoined twin who was found to be attached to the left of the upper chest through 1?×?1 in. of bridging tissue containing skin, subcutaneous tissue and vascular pedicle. Since the general condition was poor, the child resuscitated with IV fluids, oxygen, blood and antibiotics. The herniated bowel was covered with sterile dressing. All variants of conjoined twins have been reported in the literatures, but parasitic conjoined twins with gastroschisis have rarely been reported in the literatures. The earliest example of conjoined twin marble statue called double goddess is placed in the Anatolian Civilisation Museum, Ankara, Turkey [1].........

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4425758/
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