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Have there ever been any cases of conjoined triplets, and if so, how long did they live?

I consider this a valid question, and it deserves a serious answer (or at least serious speculation.) If twins can be conjoined (i.e. "Siamese Twins"), have there ever been records of other conjoined multiple births (triplets, quadruplets, etc.)?

Are such births always stillborn, or have they gone on to live into adulthood?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristole University of Thessalonki, Greece. apostolos@profinet.gr

    A unique case of conjoined triplets that was characterized as tricephalus, tetrabrachius, and tetrapus parapagothoracopagus is presented. Antenatal diagnosis of the conjoined triplet was made at 22 weeks of gestation with 2-dimensional ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Pregnancy was terminated by hysterotomy, and diagnosis of conjoined triplets was confirmed postnatally.

    So it is not surprising that clear and documented cases are hard to come by, though "Gould and Pyle's Curiosities of Medicine" does cite an 1834 case in Sicily of three boys born with a single torso, two hearts, two stomachs, two lungs and three heads.

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  • 4 years ago

    Unique Case Of Conjoined Triplets

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  • Autumn
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    1 decade ago

    I've not heard of it so im sure it could happen but would be very rare. For one to have 3 identical triplets is rare and to be conjoined that would have to be the case because the cell did not split completly 3 ways and I have never heard of 4 and up identical.

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    5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I really don't know but it seems highly unlikely since conjoined twins are always identical (meaning they come from one egg). It would be hard for the egg to divide into three people.

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  • Becky
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    1 decade ago

    I'm sure it has happened at some point in time. My guess is they would never survive. Mainly b/c the 2nd split for third baby would be a split of the 1st split, thus providing the third baby with little or no organs.

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