Pelvic ventral hernia repair in a pygopagus conjoint twin

Jasneet Singh Bhullar, Halah Abdulameer, Michael T. White

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Abstract

Pelvic ventral hernia repair in a surviving conjoint twin with multiple congenital anomalies that make surgery a challenge. Conjoint twins are a rare. The incidence is reported to be in the range of 1/50 000 to 1/100 000 live births. Of the conjoint twins, 40% are stillborn and an additional one-third die within 24 h of birth. Those who survive through birth and surgical separation may present later in life with a wide range of complex congenital malformations. There are no reports on hernia incidence or hernia repair in surviving conjoint twins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Pediatric Surgery
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • conjoint twin
  • incisional hernia
  • pelvic hernia
  • ventral hernia

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