a1 Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and Section of Paediatric Cardiology, Hospital Privado, Cordoba, Argentina
One of conjoined thoracopagus twins, with separate hearts and a common pericardial sack, presented with respiratory distress because of a persistent arterial duct causing congestive heart failure in the neonatal period. Surgical ligation of the duct was performed prior to subsequent separation, with an excellent outcome.
(Accepted May 13 1998)
c1 Dr. L. E. Alday, Section of Paediatric Cardiology, Hospital Privado, Naciones Unidas 346, 5016 Cordoba, Argentina. Telephone number: (54-51) 688 220. Fax number: (54-51) 688 220. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org