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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingOther - Pregnancy & Parenting · 1 decade ago

Conjoined twins?

Has there ever been conjoined multiple births, such as conjoined triplets? I mean if there is that must be extremeley rare, as just multiple identical siblings, i think, are relatively rare as it is.

Also would it be possible for conjoined twins to have a triplet that managed to seperate in the womb?

I'm not sure how well i've asked my question, its not an easy one to try and explain how i mean in text!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Can conjoined triplets (or other higher multiples) exist? Dr. Rowena Spencer's 2003 book Conjoined Twins: Developmental Malformations and Clinical Implications discusses several cases of supposed conjoined triplets and quadruplets, most of which consist of one autosite with a number of parasites or acardiac twins (see above). However, a 2004 article in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology describes a case of parapagus dicephalus dibrachius dipus twins with triplet joined to the shared sternum, in the manner of xiphopagus twins. All three fetuses were well-formed and had approximately normal heads and extremities. This article provides conclusive proof that conjoined triplets, although extremely uncommon, can occur."

    Only a tiny number of cases of conjoined triplets of quads has ever been reported - and of these, the third or fourth 'twin' was most usually discovered to be a deceased parasitic foetus.

    There have also been very rare cases of triplet births which featured a set of conjoined twins - the most recent being that of Nida and Hira Jamal in Pakistan in 1992. The sisters were joined at the back, but had a completely healthy single sibling, Faryal.

  • 1 decade ago

    >>Has there ever been conjoined multiple births, such as conjoined triplets?

    Dr. Rowena Spencer's 2003 book Conjoined Twins: Developmental Malformations and Clinical Implications discusses several cases of supposed conjoined triplets and quadruplets, most of which consist of one autosite with a number of parasites or acardiac twins. However, a 2004 article in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology describes a case of parapagus dicephalus dibrachius dipus twins with triplet joined to the shared sternum, in the manner of xiphopagus twins. All three fetuses were well-formed and had approximately normal heads and extremities. This article provides conclusive proof that conjoined triplets, although extremely uncommon, can occur.

    Not sure about seperating although I know there has been conjoined twins and another born at the same time. (the third was not attached) but I don't know how they would ever even have a way of knowing if it was ever attached and seperated or not.

    Multiple Identical triplets and higher are rare, but definitely not as rare as conjoined triplets....

    Source(s): http://www.phreeque.com/conjoined_twins.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_birth plus i have twins and have studied multiple birth theories and such quite a bit in my classes.
  • 4 years ago

    I don't think them being conjoined makes a difference. But I'd pick two of these (I'm sorry, I can't decide. I guess it matters what they look like) Rosalie Bryn Lily Alissa Charlotte Brooke Karley Mae Tyler Drew Wren Jasper Jason Carter Ryder Alexander :)

  • 1 decade ago

    I have heard that triplets can be born but only two are conjoined.

    I suppose it is possible that all three could be conjoined but not sure if they could survive birth.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. The medical profession likes to keep these things away from the public.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes why not,?

  • 1 decade ago

    there have been, but they didn't survive

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