Translated title of the contribution: Conjoined twins: (Pygopagus, tetrabrachius trypus)

P. Caione, C. De Stefano, C. Gasperoni, M. Rivosecchi

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The authors present a case of conjoined twins, which can be classified as 'pygopagus, tetrabrachius trypus'; other abnormalities are present, as epispadia, extrophy of the bladder and ano-rectal artresia. The peculiarity of this case is emphasized, with reference to the pathogenesis and to the physio-pathological problems concerning the anatomical findings. The authors propose a modified classification of the birth defects inherent to twins. The possibility of an intra-uterine diagnosis of this congenital malformation is discussed.

Translated title of the contributionConjoined twins: (Pygopagus, tetrabrachius trypus)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)127-140
Number of pages14
JournalRivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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