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January 1971

Acute Renal Failure Following Renal Vein Thrombosis in Conjoined Twins: Management by Exchange Transfusions

Author Affiliations

New Delhi, India
From the departments of pediatrics and pediatric surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(1):57-59. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100120093014

A pair of female xiphomonomphalus conjoined twins developed acute renal failure as a result of renal vein thrombosis at the age of 21 days. They were successfully managed by exchange transfusions at a stage when careful monitoring and restoration of pH, electrolyte, and fluid homeostasis seemed inadequate to sustain life.

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