Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología
Print version ISSN 0120-3347
RIVERA DIAZ, Roberto; ASCENCIO LANCHEROS, José Luis and CIFUENTES HOYOS, Valentina. Anesthetic Management and Radiological Findings in Craniopagus Conjoined Twins on Nuclear Magnetic Resonante. Rev. colomb. anestesiol. [online]. 2011, vol.39, n.4, pp. 596-603. ISSN 0120-3347. http://dx.doi.org/10.5554/rca.v39i4.235.
The prevalence of conjoined twins is extremely low, but whenever a case occurs, it is of the utmost importance to have a multidisciplinary team consisting of an anesthesiologist, a radiologist, a pediatrician, and specialists in various surgical areas, depending on the type of conjoined twins. Likewise, it is critical to consider all the physiological, pharmacodynamic and anatomical implications, including cross circulation. The goal is to plan appropriately in order to enable the best possible result. This report is intended to present a case of 3 day-old craniopagus conjoined female twins scheduled for nuclear magnetic resonance (MRI).
Keywords : Twins; conjoined; craniopagus; cross circulation; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; anesthesia; airway management.