Fetal MRI of conjoined twins who switched their relative positions

Thierry A G M Huisman, Sahayini Arulrajah, Martin Meuli, Ulrike Brehmer, Ernst Beinder

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Abstract

Conjoined twinning is a very rare occurrence with no genetic predisposition. Twisting of conjoined twins around the axis of their connecting tissue bridge, close to the third trimester, has not been previously reported. We describe a unique case of in utero twisting of conjoined omphalopagus twins who survived without any adverse effects. Fetal US and fetal MRI played a vital role in the diagnosis and perinatal management of these twins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Conjoined twins
  • Fetus
  • MRI
  • Omphalopagus
  • Twisting
  • US

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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