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Coupled or conjoined twins » General Q89.4

Definition:

Conjoined twins may cause doubts as to his being considered one or two babies. For purposes of counting the newborn common sense indicates that if, under favorable conditions, the twins can be separated surgically, with the possibility of survival of both, it is considered as two children. Otherwise, as only one. Questionable situations may arise.
Notes:
Conjoined twins may raise doubts as to whether they should be considered as one or two newborns. If under adequate conditions a possibility of surgical separation and survival of both infants can be considered to exist, they should be diagnosed as two infants. Otherwise, as only one.
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Twins spectrum
Photo 1: Dycehpalus conjoined twins
Photo 2: Acardiac-acephalus twins
Photo 3: Teratoma
Photo 4: Parasitic conjoined twins
Photo 5: Monozygotic twins
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Table explaining the classification of conjoined twins
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Symmetric superior conjoined twins
Photo 1
Craniopagus conjoined twins
Photos 2-5
Cephalo-thoracopagus conjoined twins
Photos 6-7 Dypigus conjoined twins
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Symmetric medial conjoined twins
Photos 1-3
Cases of omphalopagus conjoined twins
Photos 4-6
Cases of toraco-omphalopagus conjoined twins
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Symmetric inferior conjoined twins
Photo 1 Ischiopagus conjoined twins
Photos 2 - 4 Dycephalus conjoined twins
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Symmetric inferior conjoined twins
Photos 1 and 2
Dycephalus 3-4 arms conjoined twins
Photos 3 and 4
Dyprosopus conjoined twins
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Symmetric inferior conjoined twins
Photo 1 Dyprosopus with 2 opposing faces; Jeniper type
Asymmetric conjoined twins
Photos 2-3-4 Asymmetric conjoined twins.

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