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In utero and postnatal imaging findings of parasitic conjoined twins (ischiopagus parasiticus tetrapus)


Stahr, Nikolai; Guggenberger, Roman; Kellenberger, Christian J; Wisser, Josef; Subotic, Ulrike (2015). In utero and postnatal imaging findings of parasitic conjoined twins (ischiopagus parasiticus tetrapus). Pediatric Radiology, 45(5):767-770.

Abstract

Conjoined twins are a rare developmental anomaly with a reported prevalence of 1.47 per 100,000 births. We present an uncommon case of a parasitic ischiopagus tetrapus with a parasitic ischiopagus partial twin joined to the complete fetus at the level of the ischium diagnosed in utero by fetal MRI. The correct prenatal diagnosis led to birth by caesarean section. Prenatal MRI findings are presented and corroborated by postnatal imaging delineating the full extent and associated anomalies of this rare malformation. Differential diagnosis of duplicated lower extremities is discussed.

Abstract

Conjoined twins are a rare developmental anomaly with a reported prevalence of 1.47 per 100,000 births. We present an uncommon case of a parasitic ischiopagus tetrapus with a parasitic ischiopagus partial twin joined to the complete fetus at the level of the ischium diagnosed in utero by fetal MRI. The correct prenatal diagnosis led to birth by caesarean section. Prenatal MRI findings are presented and corroborated by postnatal imaging delineating the full extent and associated anomalies of this rare malformation. Differential diagnosis of duplicated lower extremities is discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Obstetrics
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:13 Jan 2015 15:09
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 09:58
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0301-0449
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-014-3172-0
PubMed ID:25287358

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