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Saudi J Anaesth. 2010 Sep;4(3):202-4. doi: 10.4103/1658-354X.71579.

General anesthesia for repair of omphalocele in a pair of conjoined twins in Enugu, Nigeria.

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Department of Anesthesia, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria.

Abstract

Conjoined twins have been viewed with fascination since antiquity. There are numerous reports in the literature documenting anesthetic management strategies for the separation of conjoined twins. There are also reports in the literature detailing anesthetic approaches for surgical procedures not involving separation. This is the first report of the anesthetic management of a set of omphalagous presenting for palliative repair of omphalocele in Nigeria.

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Anesthesia; Nigeria; omphalocele; omphalopagus; surgery

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