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Conjoined twins separated, but critical

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Published : Oct 27, 2017, 4:50 am IST
Updated : Oct 27, 2017, 4:50 am IST

The doctors, however, said that the condition of the twins, who were joined from their heads, is critical but stable.

One of the conjoined twins after surgery.
 One of the conjoined twins after surgery.

New Delhi: The 28-month-old conjoined twins from Odisha were successfully separated after an 18-hour-long surgery at AIIMS on Wednesday.

The doctors, however, said that the condition of the twins, who were joined from their heads, is critical but stable.

The surgery, which is said to be India’s first craniopagus surgery, had started at 9 am on Wednesday and ended at 3 am on Thursday, the doctors said. They are under observation and are being monitored by a team of experts constantly. They are also being given blood transfusion continuously.

A team of 30 doctors from various departments, including neurosurgery, neuro-anesthesia, and paediatrics, undertook the second phase of the surgery on twins Jaga and Kalia.

The twins, hailing from Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district in Odisha, are craniopagus conjoined twins, joined at the heads. This is a very rare condition, a senior doctor had said.

Tags: aiims, conjoined twins
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi