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  • twin's
  • 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)
  • parasitic twin
  • 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)
  • Fetus in fetu sometimes is interpreted as a special case of parasitic twin, but may be a distinct entity. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • The X-Files TV episode "Humbug" features a former circus performer with a parasitic twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Total Recall introduces a parasitic twin as the mastermind of an organisation. (wikipedia.org)
  • A character in God of War: Ascension was a parasitic twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • In A Canticle for Leibowitz a parasitic twin named Rachel begins to speak after a nuclear war. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Naruto the character Sakon has a parasitic twin named Ukon who lives on Sakon's back, making Sakon the dominate twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • In one episode, the leader of the Titans, Robin, is revealed to have a parasitic twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the books, it is theorised that Maelys "ate" his twin while in-utero, which strongly implies that that the head is that of a parasitic twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Snow of Lugenheim, main character Moyra Everslate has a parasitic twin protruding from her right forearm. (wikipedia.org)
  • umbilical
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Fetus
  • 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)
  • The blood received by the parastitic twin has already been used by normal fetus, and as such is already de-oxygenated, leaving little developmental nutrients for the acardiac twin. (wikipedia.org)
  • The "Conjoined Fetus Lady" episode of the television series South Park featured a character named Nurse Gollum who has a dead fetus attached to her head. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1997
  • Dipygus Lakshmi Tatma Rudy Santos Vestigial twin Aquino DB, Timmons C, Burns D, Lowichik A (1997). (wikipedia.org)