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Vol 46, No 2 (2014 Apr-Jun)
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Intensive care of conjoined twins

Krzysztof Kobylarz
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2014.0024
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(2):130-136.

open access

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

Abstract

Conjoined twinning is one of the most uncommon congenital anomalies. Maintenance in an intensive care setting during this time allows for close monitoring, stabilisation, and nutritional supplementation of the infants as necessary to optimise preoperative growth and development. The birth of conjoined twins is a very difficult and dramatic moment for parents. It is also a very difficult situation for the team of physicians, nurses and other required hospital staff to carry out treatment and care of these specific developmental anomalies. The diagnostics and treatment in this extraordinary situation requires close cooperation of the multidisciplinary medical team, which includes their personal experience and medical knowledge, with a team of intensive care unit nurses. This report presents the rules in cease of conjoined twins during their intensive care unit stay with special reference to the proceedings before and after complete separation.

Abstract

Conjoined twinning is one of the most uncommon congenital anomalies. Maintenance in an intensive care setting during this time allows for close monitoring, stabilisation, and nutritional supplementation of the infants as necessary to optimise preoperative growth and development. The birth of conjoined twins is a very difficult and dramatic moment for parents. It is also a very difficult situation for the team of physicians, nurses and other required hospital staff to carry out treatment and care of these specific developmental anomalies. The diagnostics and treatment in this extraordinary situation requires close cooperation of the multidisciplinary medical team, which includes their personal experience and medical knowledge, with a team of intensive care unit nurses. This report presents the rules in cease of conjoined twins during their intensive care unit stay with special reference to the proceedings before and after complete separation.

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Keywords

conjoined twins, intensive care; conjoined twins, diagnostics; conjoined twins, management

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Title

Intensive care of conjoined twins

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 46, No 2 (2014 Apr-Jun)

Pages

130-136

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2014.0024

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(2):130-136.

Keywords

conjoined twins
intensive care
conjoined twins
diagnostics
conjoined twins
management

Authors

Krzysztof Kobylarz

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