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    Craniopagus parasiticus: a case illustrating its relationship to craniopagus conjoined twinning.

    Authors
    Aquino DB, Timmons C, Burns D, et al. 
    Source
    Pediatr Pathol Lab Med 1997 Nov-Dec; 17(6) :939-44.
    Abstract

    A case of craniopagus parasiticus is described in which the parasitic twin is more fully developed anatomically than in any of the previous reports. Somatic and placental vascular anastomoses between the twins and hypoplasia of the umbilical cord of the parasite were also observed. These findings support the hypothesis that craniopagus parasiticus results from compromise of the blood supply to one of a pair of craniopagus conjoined twins.

    Mesh
    Female
    Fetus
    Humans
    Male
    Placenta
    Pregnancy
    Skull
    Twins, Conjoined
    Ultrasonography, Prenatal
    Umbilical Cord
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Case Reports Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    9353833

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