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Surgical Separation of Conjoined Twins

William J. Pokorny, Sam Stal, Nancy Glass, Mary Brandt, Sylvia Doyle, John Cooper

Product Details
Product ID: ACS-1816
Year Produced: 1993
Length: 12 min.
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This video presents the surgical separation of thoracopagus conjoined twins. Separation required delineation and division of shared organs so that each twin would be a functional unit.Closure of the resulting skeletal muscle and soft tissue defects was facilitated by tissue expansion techniques and prosthetic materials. Preoperative planning, evaluation, and surgical options will be discussed.