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Australian Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins

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Australian Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins

Bangladeshi conjoined twins separated in 25 hour operation...

Hospital officials at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, say that twin Bangladeshi girls who were joined at the top of their heads and shared brain tissue have successfully been separated after 25 hours of delicate surgery.

Hospital chief, Leo Donnan, said that both girls are doing “very well” after the surgery, which took place from Monday through Tuesday last week.

 Australian Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins

A team of 16 surgeons and nurses began work Monday on separating the 2-year-old Bangladeshi orphans, Trishna and Krishna, who were brought to Australia as infants by an aid organization.

Prior to the surgery doctors had given them a 25 percent chance of surviving the operation without brain damage or other major problems, and now it appears the twins are recovering well.

Donnan says the next step is reconstructive surgery, which will last many hours.


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