Conjoined infants successfully separated

Conjoined infants successfully separated

Surgeons in Australia have successfully separated 15-month-old conjoined twins.

Nima and Dawa had been joined at the torso and their livers were also connected, while doctors were unsure whether or not they shared a bowel.

The near six-hour operation involved up to 25 medical staff but was described afterwards as “very calm” by Dr. Joe Crameri, the Head of Paediatric Surgery at Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne.

The girls, who had to travel to Australia for the surgery due to a lack of relevant expertise in their home country of Bhutan, have since had their breathing tubes removed and neither are in intensive care.


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