What are conjoined twins?

Also known as: conjoined twinning

The rare situation where two identical twin fetuses are connected to one another by their skin and internal organs, is known as conjoined twins or conjoined twinning. This can lead to a number of complications that vary based on the nature and severity of how the twins are joined.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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