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

  • C.H. Laima
  • T.B. Meller
  • G Nwukwa
Keywords: Conjoined‑twin, hanging breech, labor


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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