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Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 14 Jun 2017 Conjoined twins with ...

Conjoined twins with rare condition separated in 11-hour-long surgery

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 14, 2017, 2:05 pm IST
Updated Jun 14, 2017, 2:26 pm IST
The girls joined at the head suffered from a rare condition called craniopagus
The twins underwent an operation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before which they were implanted with balloons at the head to expand the skin to have an easy operation. (Photo: Facebook/ConjoinedDelaneyTwins)
 The twins underwent an operation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before which they were implanted with balloons at the head to expand the skin to have an easy operation. (Photo: Facebook/ConjoinedDelaneyTwins)

It is always difficult for conjoined twins to have a normal life and especially if they are yet toddlers. The parents of US-based conjoined twins recently got the biggest surprise when their girls were successfully separated in a surgery; it came at a time when the girls are just about to celebrate their first birthday.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the twins, Erin and Abby Delaney from North Carolina had a 11 hour-long surgery to separate their heads from each other. The girls joined at the head suffered from a rare condition even among conjoined twins called craniopagus because of which they had quite a lot of trouble. The twins underwent an operation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before which they were implanted with balloons at the head to expand the skin to have an easy operation.

 

The parents, Heather and Riley, got to know about the birth of their conjoined twins when they were just 11 weeks into the pregnancy and took extra care before they were delivered so that the girls could lead a normal life. The babies have beaten all the odds to survive and now they have been said to be healthy after the surgery on June 7.

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