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  • surgically
  • The character Pinoko from Black Jack (manga) was originally a teratoma before Black Jack surgically extricates her from her twin, revives her, and gives her a synthetic body. (wikipedia.org)
  • umbilical
  • The parasitic twin, little more than a torso with or without legs, receives its blood supply from the host twin by means of an umbilical cord-like structure, much like a fetus in fetu, except the acardiac twin is outside the host twin's body. (wikipedia.org)
  • While it is thought that the classical TRAP/Acardius sequence is due to a retrograde flow from the umbilical arteries of the pump twin to the iliac arteries of the acardiac twin resulting in preferential caudal perfusion, acardius acormus is thought to be a result of an early embryopathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • results
  • The twin reversed arterial perfusion, or TRAP sequence, results in an acardiac twin, a parasitic twin that fails to develop a head, arms and a heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • case
  • Fetus in fetu sometimes is interpreted as a special case of parasitic twin, but may be a distinct entity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Snow
  • In Snow of Lugenheim, main character Moyra Everslate has a parasitic twin protruding from her right forearm. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • A parasitic twin (also known as an asymmetrical or unequal conjoined twin) is the result of the processes that also produce vanishing twins and conjoined twins, and may represent a continuum between the two. (wikipedia.org)
  • complete
  • The undeveloped twin is defined as parasitic, rather than conjoined, because it is incompletely formed or wholly dependent on the body functions of the complete fetus. (wikipedia.org)
  • development
  • Unlike conjoined twins, one ceases development during gestation and is vestigial to a mostly fully formed, otherwise healthy individual twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • film
  • In Stephen King's 1990 novel The Dark Half and its 1993 film adaptation, the main character is the victim of his parasitic twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • mother
  • Kyle's mother explains parasitic twins and fetus in fetu, leading Stan to attempt to open his head with an ice pick to release a supposed parasitic twin. (wikipedia.org)