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Conjoined hearts.
  1. D Antonelli,
  2. L Shmilovitz,
  3. M Dharan


    Thoracopagus twins were delivered at 37 weeks' gestation by caesarean section. Respiratory distress was present and mechanical ventilation was needed; 36 hours after delivery severe lactic acidosis developed and the twins died. The pericardial sac was common and the hearts were conjoined as a single structure with ventricular fusion.

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