Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 485-487

Anesthetic management of parasitic conjoined twins' separation surgery

Department of Anesthesia, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Rakhi Bansal
4A2, Chopsani Housing Board, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_23_18

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Parasitic twin is a rare form of conjoined twins with an incidence ranging from 1 in 50,000 to 1,00,000 live births. In thoracopagus type, both hearts are joined together and often are associated with underlying congenital cardiac malformations. The separation surgery is a challenging task for both the surgeon as well as anesthetist due to the complexity of the procedure and long duration of surgery, carrying mortality close to 100% in case of significant cardiac fusion. Here, we are sharing anesthetic management of successful separation of a rare type of parasitic male conjoined twins who had connected hearts and common liver.

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