Neonatal Imaging

Virtual Reality for Neonatal Imaging

Fetus MRI

Clinical Evidence

Management of ischiopagus twin separation with a focus on W–S incision design

Ischiopagus twins share parts of the spine, central nervous system, gastrointestinal and genitou-rinary tracts with various degrees of severity. Their separation is a surgical challenge. From the perspective of the plastic surgeon, one of the straightforward technical problems of conjoined twin separation is the coverage of the large residual parietal defects determined by the initial skin incisions.

This report provides a description of relevant incision design strategies for ischiopagus separation in order to minimize morbidity related to coverage issues, especially in the abdominal and perineal regions.

Read Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports publication here


Ultrasound and MRI, as practiced at LUMIERE, eventually allow us to get closer to the fetus, which we cannot usually see, touch, or examine. What we are developing tends to give a new vision of pregnancy to health professionals but also to parents to whom we offer another way to bond with their child to be.
Pr. Laurent Salomon
Director, LUMIERE Foundation