Sacral parasite conjoined twin

S. Y. Chou, S. J. Liang, C. F. Wu, C. S. Hsu

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BACKGROUND: A variant of conjoined twins is one in which one twin is incomplete. CASE: A female infant was born vaginally at 40 weeks' gestation to a healthy primipara. No important abnormalities were noted during prenatal examinations. The infant was fully developed in all external aspects except for a parasitic body conjoined with her sacrococcygeal region. Separated by operation 2 weeks after birth, the parasite contained lower limbs, adipose tissue, muscles, and a bowel sac. Over 4 years of observation, no abnormalities have been found since the operation. CONCLUSION: Obstetricians should be aware of the existence of a parasite twin during prenatal examinations and of the importance of the differential diagnosis of parasite and teratoma, a neoplasm with malignant potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-940
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume98
Issue number5 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Conjoined Twins
Parasites
Sacrococcygeal Region
Teratoma
Adipose Tissue
Lower Extremity
Differential Diagnosis
Observation
Parturition
Pregnancy
Muscles
Neoplasms

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Sacral parasite conjoined twin. / Chou, S. Y.; Liang, S. J.; Wu, C. F.; Hsu, C. S.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 98, No. 5 SUPPL. 1, 2001, p. 938-940.

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Chou, SY, Liang, SJ, Wu, CF & Hsu, CS 2001, 'Sacral parasite conjoined twin', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 98, no. 5 SUPPL. 1, pp. 938-940. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0029-7844(01)01482-X
Chou, S. Y. ; Liang, S. J. ; Wu, C. F. ; Hsu, C. S. / Sacral parasite conjoined twin. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2001 ; Vol. 98, No. 5 SUPPL. 1. pp. 938-940.
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