1. Conjoined Twins FAQ Prepared by
Dr. Tarek A. Abd El Latif
2. Conjoined Twins What are conjoined twins?
4. Conjoined Twins How does it happen
Like all Monozygotic twins, conjoined twins are always same sex (either both boys or both girls).
It's a fairly rare occurrence.
Exact statistics are not known, but are estimated to be about 1 in 85,000 births.
About 1 in 200 sets of identical twins are born conjoined.
It is estimated that seventy percent of conjoined twins are female.
8. Conjoined Twins What are the types of conjoined twins?
TYPES OF CONJOINED TWINS:
Those three dozen separate types are:
Conjunction never involving heart or umbilicus
Conjunctions Always involving the Umbilicus (Midline Conjunctions)
Rare forms of conjoined twins, having different patterns.
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