Title

Technical challenges of a term delivery in a separated ischiopagus twin.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2013

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Obstetrics and gynecology

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182723b6c

Start Page

478

End Page

480

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Conjoined twins occur in one in 100,000 live births. Successful term pregnancy in a separated conjoined twin is rare.

CASE: We present a 27-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 0, former ischiopagus conjoined twin with successful separation at 12 days of life. We report a successful term gestation delivered by cesarean without complications.

CONCLUSION: Term pregnancy is possible in a previous conjoined twin patient having undergone surgical separation. We recommend a multidisciplinary approach with close evaluation of maternal anatomy to achieve a successful pregnancy outcome while minimizing the risk of complications.

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https://ir.uiowa.edu/obgyn_pubs/119