Conjoined twins – Joined for life

Conjoined twins - Joined for life

This is a documentary showing the different types of conjoined twins.  The narrative states that the those conjoined twins who share vital organs normally have lower life expectancy.  There are a few exceptions and some twins have lived up to adulthood, this is explained as medical oddities.  The different type of conjoined twins are listed and a few of them are, cephalopagus, cephalothoracopagus, craniopagus, ischiopagus, thoracopagus, paracytic twins, parapagus, xiphopagus, etc. The most famous xiphopagus conjoined twins were born in Siam, which is the cause for referring such twins as Siamese twins.

 

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