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Vol 46, No 2 (2014 Apr-Jun)
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History of treatment of conjoined twins

Krzysztof Kobylarz
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2014.0022
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(2):116-123.

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Vol 46, No 2 (2014 Apr-Jun)
Review articles
Submitted: 2014-05-09

Abstract

This paper presents a history of the treatment of conjoined twins. The first mention of this malformation comes from the Neolithic period. Conjoined twins were depicted in mythologies of ancient peoples. The present paper focuses on the theories of formation of Siamese twins and attempts at their separation. Moreover, the history of treatment of conjoined twins in Poland is described.

Abstract

This paper presents a history of the treatment of conjoined twins. The first mention of this malformation comes from the Neolithic period. Conjoined twins were depicted in mythologies of ancient peoples. The present paper focuses on the theories of formation of Siamese twins and attempts at their separation. Moreover, the history of treatment of conjoined twins in Poland is described.

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Keywords

conjoined twins, therapy, history

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Title

History of treatment of conjoined twins

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 46, No 2 (2014 Apr-Jun)

Pages

116-123

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2014.0022

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(2):116-123.

Keywords

conjoined twins
therapy
history

Authors

Krzysztof Kobylarz

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