A detailed systematic anatomical study of monocephalic conjoined symmetric twin lambs

  • Y Kamali
  • Z Khaksar
  • AR Sharaki
  • B Rasouli
  • M Kajbafi
Keywords: Monocephalus, Sheep, Tetrabrachius, Tetrascelus, Thoracopagus

Abstract

A case of conjoined twins with monocephalus, thoracopagus, partial abdominopagus, tetrabrachius and tetrascelus in lambs complicated with several defects of skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and urogenital systems is reported. The twins were dead and delivered by cesarean section. This case report highlights the detailed anatomical study of defects in different systems due to an abnormal birth defect.

Keywords: Monocephalus, Sheep, Tetrabrachius, Tetrascelus, Thoracopagus

Published
2016-01-13
Section
Articles

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