A team of surgeons took a star selfie after a successful operation to separate conjoined twins, writes “Daily Mail”. The babies, who are girls and only three days old, weighed only 7 kg. They were joined in the stomach area.
Doctors in India have been able to convince parents that separation surgery is the best option, despite their fears.
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The “challenging” five-hour operation was successful and both girls are expected to be discharged later this week. The procedure was done free of charge because the parents could not afford it, the surgeon from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, explained.
Dr Vabhav Pandey, assistant professor of pediatric surgery at the hospital, said: “This was one of the rarest operations at our hospital.
I am very happy that both survived, despite the lengthy surgery and small children. It was a challenging task.
The operation took place on December 6 and was carried out by a team of five surgeons, ten doctors and 15 nurses. The doctors took a selfie with the two girls, who were still on the operating table, to celebrate the operation. The girls are feeling good right now.
Medical literature indicates that conjoined twins develop when a woman produces only one egg that does not separate completely after fertilization. The developing embryo then begins to divide into identical twins during the first few weeks, but stops before the process is complete.
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Births of conjoined twins whose skin and internal organs are joined together are rare. It is estimated that they occur only once in every 200,000 births.
Approximately 40 to 60% of conjoined twins are stillborn, and in about 35% of cases they survive only one day./ Zdrave.to.