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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 238360, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/238360
Case Report

Thoracopagus Conjoined Twins: A Case Report

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon 61080, Turkey

Received 21 September 2010; Accepted 3 November 2010

Academic Editor: S. San Martin

Copyright © 2011 Mehmet A. Osmanağaoğlu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. Conjoined twin is a rarely seen congenital anomaly together with severe mortality and morbidity. The more common types of conjoined twins include the thoracopagus type, where the fusion is anterior, at the chest, and involves the heart. We are reporting one case of conjoined thoracopagus twins diagnosed by ultrasonography at 11 weeks. Case Report. In a multigravid pregnant woman who has been admitted to our clinic with a diagnosis of conjoined twins, thoracopagus, by ultrasonography at an 11-week gestation, termination of the pregnancy was performed. Conclusion. Making an early diagnosis with ultrasonographic examination gives the parents a chance to elect pregnancy termination.