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Ginekologia i Poloznictwo
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Conjoined twins ? a remarkable story of Eng and Chang Bunker


Author(s): Witold Malinowski (ABDEF)

Eng and Chang Bunker are ones of the most well-known conjoined twins. They were born in 1811 in a small village at the Mekong River in Siam. The commonly used term “Siamese twins” is derived from these brothers. They were joined in the abdomen with a 12 cm long and 8 cm wide tissue band (xiphopagus). Their life was extraordinary. They had a lot of children. Owing to their originality, the brothers had a significant impact on the surrounding world and even on political life. Their memory has lived on until today. The bridge joining twin cities, which was built in 2001 at the Steward Bay, is named after Chang and Eng Bunker.