Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan

Conjoined Bhutanese Twins Who Share Liver To Undergo Separation Surgery

Conjoined Bhutanese Twins Who Share Liver To Undergo Separation Surgery

The case of two United States boys joined at the top of their skulls attracted global attention in 2016 as doctors successfully operated to separate them.

The paediatrician confirmed the twins were in recovery and that their breathing tubes had been removed but where they will go next will depend on their progress.

Conjoined twins, 15-month-old girls, were separated in an intense six-hour surgery in Australia on Friday.

Since then, they have been staying at a property at Kilmore, north of Melbourne, which is run by Children First Foundation, which funded their flights and procedure.

They headed into the theatre at 8am on Friday, and doctors planned to administer the anaesthestic about 8.45am.

To avoid confusing the twins, one side of the operating theatre was labeled green for Nima, and the other side red for Dawa.

Before the operation, their mother was "a little bit scared" but "very pleased" that the time to split up her daughters had finally arrived, according to spokesperson for the charity that funded the twins' flight to Australia and their surgery.

She spent Friday praying and meditating.

Mr Crameri said there was no significant bowel attachments that complicated the procedure and the main challenge was to reconstruct the infants' abdomens. "But we just did not know what we would find".

"There weren't any things inside the girls" tummies that we weren't really prepared for, ' Joe Crameri, the head of paediatric surgery at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital, said.

"She still has this extraordinary calmness about her, which is just fantastic". The surgery is expected to last at least six hours.

Several members of the surgical team had worked on the operation to separate conjoined Bangladeshi twins Trishna and Krishna in 2009. They could stand but only at the same time.

"Especially Dawa, as she has not been moving much".

Nima and Dawa were born by caesarean section on July 13 previous year in a regional hospital in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, shocking doctors and the twins' family who had been expecting twins, but did not know they were conjoined.

Doctors at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne had hoped the procedure would be straightforward, but said it would be impossible to know until the procedure began.

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