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Post-marathon surgery at AIIMS Delhi, conjoined twins from Odisha critical

ANI
Published : Oct 27, 2017, 8:53 am IST
Updated : Oct 27, 2017, 9:03 am IST

The 28-month-old twins, Jaga and Baliya, who were joined from their heads, were separated after an 18-hour long surgery.

Dr Randeep Guleria, director AIIMS said, 'Surgery has been successful but they are still very critical and in ICU. They will need monitoring over the next 2-3 weeks.' (Photo: PTI)
 Dr Randeep Guleria, director AIIMS said, 'Surgery has been successful but they are still very critical and in ICU. They will need monitoring over the next 2-3 weeks.' (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: In a rarest of rare case, a pair of conjoined twins from Odisha was successfully separated by doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) after a marathon surgery on Thursday.

However, the condition of the kids are 'critical' and will need monitoring, said a senior doctor.

 

Dr Randeep Guleria, director AIIMS said, "Surgery has been successful but they are still very critical and in ICU. They will need monitoring over the next 2-3 weeks."

The 28-month-old twins, Jaga and Baliya, who were joined from their heads, were separated after an 18-hour long surgery, which started at 9:00 am on Wednesday and ended at 3:00 am on Thursday.

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A team of 20 surgeons performed this 16-hour-long marathon surgery.

"This is one of the rarest operations that has been done, a complex surgery done in stages", added Dr Guleria.

The twins hail from Milipada village in Kandhamal district, Odisha.

A K Mahapatra, the chief of the neurosciences centre, earlier during a press conference on Thursday, said this type of surgery is highly challenging as mortality in such cases are very high.

 

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