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Prenatal diagnosis of omphalopagus conjoined twins with shared megacystis

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  • Coral Bravo MD,

    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital General Gregorio Marañón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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  • Cristina Sanjuan MD,

    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital General Gregorio Marañón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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  • Francisco Gámez MD, PhD,

    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital General Gregorio Marañón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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  • Ricardo Pérez MD, PhD,

    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital General Gregorio Marañón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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  • Juan De León-Luis MD, PhD

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    1. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital General Gregorio Marañón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    • Correspondence to: J. De León-Luis

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  • This work was supported in part by the Spanish Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (FIS no. PI081712 and BA no. 09/90011).

ABSTRACT

Conjoined twins are a very rare complication of monozygotic pregnancies, with thoraco-omphalopagus twins being the most common presentation. Prenatal diagnosis of this anomaly can be achieved in the early first trimester. The areas of union between the embryos and the presence of associated malformations should be carefully evaluated for parent counseling. We report a case of omphalopagus conjoined twins with shared megacystis and discuss the ultrasound findings and management of these cases. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 42:360–362, 2014

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