Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 281, Issue 3, pp 565–567 | Cite as

Prenatal diagnosis of dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins

  • Hakan Camuzcuoglu
  • Harun Toy
  • Mehmet VuralEmail author
  • Hasan Cece
  • Halef Aydin
Materno-fetal Medicine


Dicephalic parapagus is a rare anomaly of monochorionic twinning. We present prenatal diagnosis of this anomaly with ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. She was at the 19th week of gestation. Even if earlier diagnosis is possible, this was her first examination unfortunately. Baby had two head and a common trunk. This is one of the rarest twinning. Termination of pregnancy is performed and baby is delivered by cesarean section. Imaging findings of the case are illustrated and discussed with the autopsy findings.


Dicephalic parapagus Conjoined twins Ultrasonography Magnetic resonance imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hakan Camuzcuoglu
    • 1
  • Harun Toy
    • 1
  • Mehmet Vural
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hasan Cece
    • 2
  • Halef Aydin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of MedicineHarran UniversitySanliurfaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineHarran UniversitySanliurfaTurkey

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