Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Conjoined twin presenting as a case of “hanging breech” in labor – Case report

C.H. Laima, T.B. Meller, G Nwukwa


Conjoined twin is a rare phenomenon. This is a report of suspected undiagnosed bicephalus conjoined twin that presented as hanging breech which was delivered by craniotomy. It presented with management challenge, from attempted home delivery to a primary healthcare facilty and finally refered to the Specialist Hospital. The  diagnosis was made after delivery. The finding was a male stillborn infant with normal body parts but two heads. Clinicians should look out for these complications when confronted with hanging breech.

Keywords: Conjoined‑twin; hanging breech; labor

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