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Anesthetic management for separation of craniopagus twins

Authors


* Wen-Qi Huang, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
First Affiliated Hospital
Sun Yat-sen University
Zhongshan Road 2
Guangzhou 510080
China
e-mail: fang_jieyu@163.com

Abstract

We report the anesthetic management of a case of separation of craniopagus twins with unbalanced cross circulation and one twin with renal dysfunction. After intravenous induction, anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane inhalation and propofol infusion. Twin A survived but Twin B died after the surgery. The anesthetic problems during the operation are discussed.

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