Craniopagus Twins | 07 Sep 2019

Recently, India has successfully performed rarest of the rare surgery on Craniopagus Twins.

  • This was the first successful craniopagus conjoined twin separation surgery from India wherein both the children had survived.
  • Worldwide only 10-15 children have survived after surgical separation of this condition in the last 50 years.
  • All modern adjuncts of technology for surgical planning, 3D print model technology for brain and skull model development, venous bypass, staged surgeries and continuous post-operative care is needed for craniopagus surgery.

Craniopagus Twins

  • Craniopagus twins are conjoined twins that are fused at the skull.
  • It represents the rarest of congenital abnormalities.
  • Conjoined twins are genetically identical and always share the same sex.