Human Growth and Development

Birth and Lactation

What are conjoined twins?

Conjoined twins are identical twins whose embryonic discs do not separate completely. They typically share some skin and an organ, often the liver, and perhaps other internal organs. If the fusion is minor, they may be separated surgically with relative ease. On rare occasions, conjoined twins are joined at the head or share so many organs that it is nearly impossible to separate them.


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