Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Opinion Volume 3 Issue 10

Epigastric Heteropagus Conjoined Twins: Opinion

Pradyumna Pan*

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ashish Hospital, Jabalpur, MP, India

*Corresponding Author: Pradyumna Pan, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ashish Hospital, Jabalpur, MP, India.

Received: August 29, 2020; Published: September 25, 2020

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  Parasitic twin is an exceptionally rare condition with an incidence of less than 1 in 1 million births [1]. It represents a type of conjoined twin where an incompletely formed twin (parasite) tissues are joined to and dependent upon a fully developed twin (autosite) [2].

  The etiology of heteropagus twins is not clear but there are currently two prevailing hypotheses. The theory of fission advocates an incomplete separation of the embryo while the fusion theory suggests a merger of two distinct parts [1,3]. The advanced theory hypothesizes that it occurs because of vascular failure in utero, resulting in one of the twins' death and partial resorption [1,2].

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Citation: Pradyumna Pan. “Epigastric Heteropagus Conjoined Twins: Opinion". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.10 (2020): 40-41.




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