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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 853

Cardiac Catheterization in Thoraco-Omphalocardiopagus Twins: A Case Report


1 Associate Professor, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Sciences centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India
2 Professor & HOD, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Sciences centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India

Correspondence Address:
Usha Kiran
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Sciences centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029
India
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The incidence of conjoined twin is rare and anaesthesia for procedures on conjoined twins is a demanding, exacting and meticulous exercise, whether prior to or during separation. literature on the anaesthetic management of these cases is sparse. The following case report details the expert and vigilant anaesthetic management leading to successful diagnostic cardiac catheterization. The report emphasizes the importance of synchronous ventilation, teamwork and communication required in cases such as this. This case report also details the difficulties encountered and how to overcome them during the prolonged procedure.


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