Dicephalic- dipus: A case report

Dicephalic- dipus: A case report

Author by Dr. Clement Onuoha

Journal/Publisher: West African Journal Of Medicine

Volume/Edition: 25

Language: English

Pages: 161 - 163


Bipagous conjoined twins are rare with an incidence of 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 100,00 births, but rarer still are heteropagous dicephalic dipus with an incidence of 0.1-0.2 per 10,000 births. No more than 4 sets of such surviving twins-sharing an undivided torso and two legs have been recorded in history consequently, the usual recommendation is for termination of pregnancy following prenatal diagnosis since historically, postnatal survival is unlikely .

we present a case of dicephalic-dipus seen in our institution.


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