Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 1

Congenital Hydrocephalus in Identical Twins: Case Report

Oluwamayowa O OPARA*, Lasseini ALI, Nasiru J ISMAIL, Olugbenga O OGUNLEYE and Mahmud M RAJI

Department of Neurosurgery, Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Oluwamayowa O OPARA, Department of Neurosurgery, Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Received: July 21, 2022; Published: December 26, 2022

Abstract

Congenital hydrocephalus in identical twins is rare. Despite the fact that twinning and congenital hydrocephalus are common in Nigeria, congenital hydrocephalus in identical twins is still very rare in Nigeria with only one case reported so far. This case report highlights the second case from Nigeria, to add to the literature.
A set of male identical twins presented to us at 6 months of age with progressive head enlargement after birth. They had obvious craniofacial disproportion, distended scalp veins, sun setting eyes, and brisk knee jerk reflexes bilaterally. There was no thumb adduction. One had ventriculoperitoneal shunting and was discharged home. The other unfortunately, died from other causes.

Keywords: Congenital, Hydrocephalus, Identical Twins

References

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Citation

Citation: Oluwamayowa O OPARA., et al. “Congenital Hydrocephalus in Identical Twins: Case Report". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.1 (2023): 84-85.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Oluwamayowa O OPARA., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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