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Has there ever been a recorded case of conjoined triplets or only ever twins?

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Dr. T. Allen Merritt
Neonatology 50 years experience
Yes: Triplets may represent twins and a singleton or three separate fetuses. Conjoined multiple births have been describe, but usually the conjoined fetuses are monozygotic (identical twins) with other singleton fetuses that in toto make up multiple fetuses in a given gestation. See bernirscke, k. The placenta, springer 2006.

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