Chennai hospital successfully separate rare conjoined twins from Tanzania
news Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 17, 2014 | 07:24 pm IST In a rare surgery, doctors at Apollo Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Chennai successfully separated twins, Abriana and Adriana, who were joined at the chest and abdomen. The girls, who shared a single heart cavity and a liver are now, the first survivors of this type of separation in India, states the Apollo hospitals Facebook Page. The twins hail from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. A PTI report states that the 11-hour long operation was conducted by a team of 50 staff members,Â including surgeons, nurses and intensive care specialists, on theÂ eight-and-a-half months Thoraco Omphalopagus twins. This rare procedure involved separation of the pericardium (heart lining), diaphragm and the connected livers. ( Image Source: Apollo Hospitals Facebook Page ) "Since 2007, eight pairs of conjoined twins with fused livers and intestines have been reported after separation from various parts of India", Dr K S Sivakumar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon from Apollo hospital, told PTI.Â ( Image Source: Apollo Hospitals Facebook Page ) Apollo Hospital has put a few pictures of the twins on their Facebook Page along with a post which reads, "Speaking on this medical miracle, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman & Founder, Apollo Hospitals said, â€śItâ€™s heartening to know this Christmas eve Jimmy and Carolyn can be back home with their two daughters and the rest of their family.â€ť" Post by Apollo Hospitals.