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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1991;24(6):1206-1211.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1991.24.6.1206   
Anesthesia for Surgical Separation of Thoraco - xiphopagus Conjoined Twins.
Dong Ho Lee, Kyoung Hun Kim, Jong Hun Jun, Sung Jong Kim, Jong Hoon Yeom, Dong Hwan Kim, Ik Sang Seung
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
Now that open-heart surgery in children has become commonplace, one of the most spectacular operations in the pediatric population is the separation of conjoined twins. Anesthesia for the separation of conjoined twins requires a multidisciplinary team approach. We describe the anesthetic management of a single-stage separation of 2-month-old thoraco- xiphopagus tetrapus conjoined twins as a first case in Korea. The successful 3.25-hour operation was conducted by 6 anesthetists, 6 surgeons and 7 nurses. No any problems were encountered in the perioperative period.
Key Words: Genetic factors; Conjoined twins; Thoraco-xiphopagus


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