|MadSci Network: Medicine|
Hello melissa. Siamese Twins is a name generally used to describe twins that are congenitally united or physically joined in some way not compatible with life or activity. The name is derived from the famous (at that time) twins Eng and Chang whose Chinese parents lived in Siam (which is now Thailand) thus the term Siamese. Eng and Chang joined together at the sternum by a thick muscular ligament and remained so thoughout life. Joined twins are always identical. Separation by surgery is often possible.
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