ID#: 16384
This image depicts a set of female conjoined twins that were joined at what appeared to be their sacra, at the distal aspect of their vertebral columns. This case represents the type of conjoined twins of the pygopagus type. The rare phenomenon of conjoined twins occurs, when identical twins remained joined in utero during their embryologic development. The twin infants may remained joined in any number of anatomical locations, and affects females over males at a ratio of 3:1.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. James Hanson
Creation Date: 1974
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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