Craniopagus parasiticus: A case illustrating its relationship to craniopagus conjoined twinning

Deborah B. Aquino, Charles Timmons, Dennis Burns, Amy Lowichik

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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 hypolasia 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-944
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 1997

Keywords

  • Conjoined twins
  • Craniopagus parasiticus
  • Placenta
  • Teratology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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