Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(7):696-701.
Published online July 31, 1983.
A Case of Conjoined Twins.
Kyu Gap Hwang, Myung Hyun Lee, Choung Ku Yun
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine Seoul National University
一두개부 유합 중복기형아 1례一
황 규 갑, 이 명 현, 윤 종 구
서울대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Conjoined twins are rare malformation. It appears with the frequency of 1 in 50,000. Conjoined twins offer excellent model systems for problems concerning organizing phenomenon, symmetry of hcdy plane and teratogenesis. In our hospital, we experienced a case of craniopagus. They were admitted to our hospital for 6 months. At 6month of age, twin 2 died of congestive heart failure in spite of treatment. We tried the surgical separation but twin 1 died during operation. 4 hours after her sister’s death. During hospital course we found some interesting findings. So we report this case with brief^review of literature about conjoined twins.
Key Words: Conjoined twins, Craniopagus, Congestive heart failure

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