Craniopagus twins

Samuel R. Browd, James T. Goodrich, Marion L. Walker

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Craniopagus twins represent a rare phenomenon of congenital misfortune. Modern neurosurgical techniques have created opportunities for successful separation and the promise of a normal existence for these children, who in the past were often left as historical footnotes or put on display as oddities of nature. The authors document a brief history of conjoined twinning and discuss the modern science of craniopagus epidemiology, classification, and separation. In particular, the strategies used and the rationale for staged surgical separation are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Conjoined twins
  • Craniopagus classification
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Staged separation
  • Surgical separation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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