Antenatal diagnosis of cephalothoracopagus twins in a triplet pregnancy. A case report

J Reprod Med. 1989 May;34(5):365-8.


The occurrence of conjoined twins in a triplet pregnancy is rare. Cephalothoracopagus twins were diagnosed on ultrasonography at 17 weeks' gestation. This is the first case of conjoined twins in a triplet pregnancy diagnosed early enough antenatally to allow vaginal pregnancy termination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*
  • Triplets*
  • Twins, Conjoined / classification
  • Twins, Conjoined / embryology
  • Twins, Conjoined / pathology*
  • Ultrasonography*