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Diprosopus

Disease definition

Diprosopus is a rare, life-threatening developmental defect during embryogenesis, and a subtype of conjoined twins, characterized by partial or complete duplication of the facial structures on a single head, neck, trunk and body. It may be associated with congenital anomalies involving the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory and central nervous systems. Cleft lip and palate have been reported in rare cases.

ORPHA:1681

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Craniofacial duplication
    • Diprosopia
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: No data available 
  • Age of onset: Antenatal
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 1876
  • MedDRA: -

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