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      Cardiovascular Malformations in Lecanosomatopagus Conjoined Twins: A Cardiologic Curiosity

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Conjoined twins, Cardiovascular malformations

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          Female conjoined twins were delivered after 42 weeks’ gestation, but they died within a few minutes of birth. They were dicephalus, dibrachius and dipus conjoined twins with two separate spines and fusion of the trunk and the pelvis. The pericardial sac was common, and the heart was a single structure. The atrial complex was a common chamber with an attempt at division into two parts by a circular ridge of tissue; the ventricular complex was formed by three chambers which were all communicating between each other in the superior margin of their muscular interventricular septum.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1989
          1989
          11 November 2008
          : 76
          : 1
          : 67-70
          Affiliations
          Department of Cardiology, Pediatric Emergency Room, and Institute of Pathology, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel
          Article
          174473 Cardiology 1989;76:67–70
          10.1159/000174473
          2706646
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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