Sonographic diagnosis of conjoined diamniotic monochorionic twins

Christopher C. DeStephano, Monika Meena, Douglas L. Brown, Norman P. Davies, Brian C. Brost

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According to traditional theories for the pathogenesis of conjoined twins, diamniotic placentation should not occur. We present an unusual case with diamniotic/monochorionic conjoined twins and discuss possible etiologic hypotheses. The diagnosis of this improbable case was made in the first trimester using ultrasound, which assisted in making an early decision regarding further management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e4
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Conjoined twins
  • Diamniotic
  • Omphalopagus
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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