Anesthetic management of conjoined twins for computed tomography scan

Muhammad Saad Yousuf, Faisal Shamim, Samie Asghar Dogar, Fauzia Anis Khan

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Anesthetic management of the conjoined twins in the radiology suite presents some unique problems for anesthesia. We report a case of 3-month and 10-day-old xiphopagus twins undergoing computed tomography scan under general anesthesia. The issues in their management in radiology included the unknown effects of anesthetic agents on circulation because of sharing of organs, duplication of staff, equipment in a limited space, placing the children on the scan table, airway control and ventilator management, and changeover of equipment during procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication100 Selected Case Reports from Anesthesia and Analgesia
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health
ISBN (Electronic)9781975115333
ISBN (Print)9781975115326
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


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