Anaesthesia for the separation of omphalopagus conjoined twins. The first experience in Libya

Case report


Muftah Shabani, Abubacker Esharaf, Ivan Panasevich

Department of Anaesthesia, Tripoli Medical Centre

JMJ Vol.5 No. 1 (Spring) 2006: 74-77


We report an experience of anaesthetic procedure for the successful separation of conjoined omphalopagus twins with a fusion of the livers. Various anaesthetic aspects of preoperative preparation, intraoperative and postoperative management were discussed.

Keywords: Anaesthesia, Paediatric anaesthesia, Conjoined twins, Omphalopagus