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Anaesthesia for seperation of conjoined twins

Authors:

Nimali Lochanie Ranawaka ,

LK
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Registrar in Anaesthesiology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka

 

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Lakmini Perera,

LK
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Registrar in Anaesthesiology

National Hospital of Sri Lanka

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Sunil Wijayasuriya,

LK
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Consultant Anaesthetist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children,

 

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Dayani Mendis,

LK
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Consultant Anaesthetist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children,

 

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Anoma Perera,

LK
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Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children,


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Anuja Abayadeera

LK
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Professor in Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

 

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Abstract

Thoraco omphalopagus type accounts for about 74% of all conjoined twins. This is the first reported case of successful separation of conjoined twins in Sri Lanka. Need of detailed preoperative assessment, multidisciplinary team approach, pre- operative meetings to collate information, formulating an agenda and developing a plan of action, organised approach to anaesthetising two individuals simultaneously and meticulous postoperative care is emphasised.

Responsibility of anaesthesia team in anaesthetizing two individual patients simultaneously is highlighted.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v23i1.7491

How to Cite: Ranawaka, N.L. et al., (2015). Anaesthesia for seperation of conjoined twins. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 23(1), pp.24–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v23i1.7491
Published on 09 Jan 2015.
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