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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 1024-297X
Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016, pp. 98-104
Bioline Code: js16055
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016, pp. 98-104

 en Separation of Conjoined Twins in Harare, Zimbabwe: Case Report.
Madzimbamuto, F D; Mbuwayesango, B & Zimunhu, T


Conjoined twins are rare, and those surviving beyond the first 24hrs occur about 1:200,000 pregnancies. There are often conflicting interests in their management. Medically, few are separable. The families may not want separation for emotional, religious and ethical reasons. Technically the surgery is often difficult and resource intensive. The occurrence of conjoined twins in a resource poor setting presents all these challenges. We present a case of successful elective separation of conjoined twins, in a resource poor setting.

Conjoined, twins, separation

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