Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 7; Issue 3.1 (July 2019)

Page No.: 6790-6792

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.231


Ato Ampomah Brown *1, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng 2, Emmanuel Okai 3, Kafui Akakpo 2.

*1 Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

2 Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

3 Department of Paediatrics, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Corresponding Author: AtoAmpomah Brown, University of Cape Coast, School of Medical Sciences, Department of Anatomy, Cape Coast, Ghana. Tel +233244648027 E-Mail: a.a.brown@uccsms.edu.gh


This is a case report of a set of dicephalic parapagus twin delivered by caesarean section and who survived for 22 days postpartum. At autopsy each twin was found to have a separate upper gastrointestinal tract which eventually became shared in the mid gut region. Their vertebral columns ran side by side and also fused at the level of the lumbo-sacral region.  Each twin possessed a pair of lungs but they shared a single fused heart. A complex cardiopulmonary system was identified which had the potential to support both twins.

Key words: Autopsy, Twins, Conjoined.


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Cite this article: Ato Ampomah Brown, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Emmanuel Okai, Kafui Akakpo. AUTOPSY FINDINGS OF DICEPHALIC DIBRACHIUS PARAPAGUS CONJOINED TWINS: A CASE REPORT. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(3.1):6790-6792. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.231