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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 442-447

Separation of thoraco-omphalopagus twins in a rural secondary hospital: Perioperative management


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Padhar Hospital, PO Padhar, Dist Betul, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Medical Advisory Board, Smile Train India, Bangalore, India
3 Indo-American Cancer Institute and Research Center, Hyderabad, India
4 Department of Anaesthesia, The Children's Hospital Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Madhurita Singh
Padhar Hospital, Padhar, Betul, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.103957

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Providing anaesthesia for the separation surgery of conjoined twins presents unique challenges to the managing anaesthesiologists. The low incidence of such surgeries and anatomical variations in each type of conjoined twins makes each separation surgery a unique experience. This report features the anaesthetic plan and challenges faced in performing the separation surgery of a set of thoraco-omphalopagus twins in a rural secondary hospital in a remote location in India.


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