Prenatal diagnosis of cephalothoracopagus janiceps disymmetros using three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging

C. P. Chen, J. C. Shih, S. L. Shih, Jon Kway Huang, J. P. Huang, Y. H. Lin, W. Wang

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Abstract

We report the prenatal imaging findings of a rare case of cephalothoracopagus janiceps disymmetros diagnosed at 28 weeks' gestation. Two-dimensional ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated janiceps conjoined female twins with a single fused cranial vault, duplicated cerebra, two faces, four eyeballs, a fused thorax, two hearts, two thoracic spines, eight limbs and polyhydramnios. Three-dimensional and power Doppler ultrasound established the definitive classification of cephalothoracopagus conjoined twins and displayed the shared circulation between the two separate hearts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cephalothoracopagus janiceps disymmetros
  • Color Doppler
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Three-dimensional ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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