Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 30 Jul 2017 Twins thought to be ...

Twins thought to be joined at head turn out to be connected only by skin

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 30, 2017, 4:59 pm IST
Updated Jul 30, 2017, 4:59 pm IST
Doctors were worried about carefully carrying out surgery to separate them, but it turned out that it was only the skin that was connected.
Other such cases have led to complicated procedures (Photo: YouTube)
 Other such cases have led to complicated procedures (Photo: YouTube)

Cases of twins born with their critical body parts joined together have been reported and treated through complex procedures in the past few years, and in many cases children are also risk of death due to such conditions.

As conjoined twins in Bangladesh are set to undergo surgery to separate the babies joined at their head, another similar case surfaced in Moscow. But while doctors were worried about carefully carrying out surgery to separate them, it turned out that it was only the skin that was connected.

 

The doctors were initially concerned about separating the bone structure in the head, but were relieved when they found out that under the skin the bones were not connected. They were separated in just 30 minutes and now the girls are recovering swiftly.

Other such cases have led to complicated procedures which can take up to 23 hours for safely separating twins joined at critical points in their anatomy.

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