Heteropagus parasitic twins – a case of omphalopagus with major omphalocele and congenital heart disease

Authors

  • Sofia Morão Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Dona Estefânia (HDE), Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central (CHULC), Lisboa, Portugal
  • Filipa Marujo Department of Pediatrics/ Neonatology, HDE, CHULC, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Petra Loureiro Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital Santa Marta (HSM), CHULC, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Daniel Virella Department of Pediatrics/ Neonatology, HDE, CHULC, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Rui Alves Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Dona Estefânia (HDE), Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central (CHULC), Lisboa, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47338/jns.v11.1091

Keywords:

parasitic twins, omphalocele, cardiac disease, surgery, neonatology

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Published

2022-07-09

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Morão S, Marujo F, Loureiro P, Virella D, Alves R. Heteropagus parasitic twins – a case of omphalopagus with major omphalocele and congenital heart disease. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2022Jul.9 [cited 2022Dec.3];11:22. Available from: https://www.jneonatalsurg.com/ojs/index.php/jns/article/view/1091

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