Radiological-pathological comparison in a case of conjoined gnatho-thoracopagus twins

Roberto Salmaso, Renzo Manara, Matteo Fassan, Maria Savina Severino, Silvia Visentin, Veronica MacChi, Erich Cosmi

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Abstract

Background: Conjoined twins may present an extremely wide range of complex congenital malformations. Because of the increasing number of attempts to separate them surgically, profound knowledge is needed of this abnormality spectrum. Case: Ultrasonographic, radiological (X-ray, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) and pathological findings of gnatho-thoracopagus conjoined twins at 18 weeks of gestation are reported, focusing on clinical topographic correlations. Conclusions: High-resolution imaging techniques may provide useful information for surgery or autopsy planning of cases with complex congenital malformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Fetal anatomy
  • Gnatho-thoracopagus
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Postmortem imaging
  • Twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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