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  Global Journal of Surgery. Volume 2, Issue 2 (2011) pp. 95-99
  Research Article
 
Surgical seperation of pygopagus conjoined twins
  Hilal Matta, Mangnus Runneerstam, Hannes Stephensen, Akhtar Nawaz, Ahmed H. Al-Salem*  
     
Division of Pediatric Surgery and Division of Neurosurgery Department of Surgery, Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
   
  Abstract  
  Conjoined pygopagus twins are very rare. They represent about 17% of all conjoined twins. Commonly, they share the gluteal region, terminal spine, lower gastrointestinal, urological and reproductive tracts. Meticulous preoperative investigations and planning as well as a multi specialty team approach contribute to the success of surgical separation. We report a case of conjoined pygopagus twins who shared a single dural sac between the two fused sacral bones. There was no neural fusion. They were successfully separated and the defects in the dural sacs were closed with synthetic Gortex patch.
     
  Keywords  
  Conjoined twins; Pygopagus twins  
     
   
   
   
   
     

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