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Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Eastern and Central Africa

Diecephalic thoraco-omphalopagus conjoined twins: case report

Authors: MN Mbuga, FXO Odawa, ISO Maranga

Journal: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Eastern and Central Africa

We present a case report of conjoined twins discovered at 17 weeks gestation on routine trans-abdominal ultrasound in a 27 year old woman. The twins were joined at the chest and upper abdomen. They shared a heart, liver, sternum and diaphragm. The patient opted for termination of the pregnancy which was performed by cervical ripening after which she had a successful vaginal delivery. The importance of early ultrasound scans by an expert is emphasized. Key words : Conjoined, Thoraco-omphalopagus, Kenya, Monozygotic, Gestation