Anesthetic management of staged separation of craniopagus conjoined twins

Michael Girshin, Carlene Broderick, Darshana Patel, Sabeena Chacko, Shamantha Reddy, David Staffenberg, James Goodrich, John Wasnick

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We present a case of successful separation of craniopagus conjoined twins. The procedure was staged to permit each child to develop adequate independent cerebral venous drainage and to prevent deleterious, perioperative cerebral edema. Surgical hemorrhage, blood product delivery, and hemodilution were minimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Cerebral edema
  • Conjoined twins
  • Craniopagus
  • Craniotomy
  • Separation
  • Staged

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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