Monday, 10 October 2016

One-week old conjoined twins successfully separated (Photos/Video)

Doctors at Al-Hadbah Hospital, Tripoli have successfully separated Siamese twins in one of the rarest surgeries in Libya.
The hospital administration said the two-hour long separation surgery took place on Wednesday, October 5, and was conducted by Libyan surgeons. The 39-year old mother was admitted to Al-Hadbah Hospital on September 30 to undergo a delivery operation for twin babies. 
During the operation, the doctors were astonished to find the twins were conjoined at the stomach and
chest, and that their livers were attached to each other. The delivery operation took one hour and the mother was allowed to leave while the twin boys were kept at the Newborn Care Unit for the separation surgery.
Their health condition is stable now and they are expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, doctors confirmed.

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