The Ibadan conjoined twins: a report of omphalopagus twins and a review of cases reported in Nigeria over 60 years.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

An omphalopagus set of female conjoined twins, undiagnosed prenatally, who presented as obstructed labour needing operative delivery is reported. Their anatomic characteristics and clinical features, including overwhelming sepsis in twin II which forced early separation, and those which led to their demise are described. Twelve other cases reported in Nigeria over the past 60 years are reviewed with reference to the aetiology and epidemiology of conjoined twinning and the determinants of successful surgical separation.

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Cited Authors

  • Omokhodion, SI; Ladipo, JK; Odebode, TO; Ajao, OG; Famewo, CE; Lagundoye, SB; Sanusi, A; Gbadegesin, RA

Published Date

  • September 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 270

PubMed ID

  • 11579866

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-4936

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02724930120077853


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England