Journal article

Conjoined twins in 2020-state of the art and future directions

Geoff Frawley

CURRENT OPINION IN ANESTHESIOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A number of high profile conjoined twin separations have been extensively covered by the world media. Anaesthesia for conjoined twins is a procedure rarely experienced by paediatric anaesthetists. The increased survival of the twins has prompted discussion as to the most appropriate selection of patients, teams and hospitals to provide exceptional anaesthetic care. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of conjoined twins presenting for surgery remains low with many infants not surviving foetal or early neonatal life. Anaesthetic management of less common conjoined infants such as craniopagus twins has highlighted the benefit of careful patient selection, extensive preoperative inves..

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