Swiss Hospital Separate ‘Youngest’ Conjoined Sisters In Bern


Another successful, separation of eight-day-old conjoined twin sisters fused at the liver and chest by Swiss doctors have gone viral all over the world, further uplifting the world of scientific break through and achievements.

The Le Matin Dimanche weekly report said that five surgeons, assisted by two nurses and six anaesthesiologists, carried out the successful, five-hour operation on December 2015 to separate the tiny identical twins.

The twins, named Lydia and Maya, were born eight weeks premature at the Inselspital hospital in Bern, Switzerland , along with a triplet who was fully separate and healthy.

According to BBC News probe, Swiss media said doctors had originally planned to separate them when they were several months old but brought the operation forward when the twins suffered a life-threatening condition: one suffering from hypertension and the other suffering from the opposite condition, known as hypotension.

They hospital said the operation carried a 1 percent chance of success since the twins were “extensively conjoined on the liver, but had all vital organs.”

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Both babies weighed just 2.2kg (4lb 14oz) together. One of the twins had too much blood, and very high blood pressure, while the other one did not have enough.

A 13-strong medical team took five hours in the operating room to separate the girls on 10 December.

“Such small conjoined siblings had never been successfully separated before,” the hospital said.

Tribute to the medical staff of the hospital made by the head of paediatric surgery, Steffen Berger, says:

“The perfect teamwork of physicians and nursing personnel from various disciplines were the key to success here. We are very happy that the children and parents are faring so well now.”

The girls also underwent further surgery to close their abdominal walls and are now recovering in a paediatric intensive care ward.

According to the hospital, the twins are “still very small” but developing well. Le Matin Dimanche newspaper said they had put on weight and begun breastfeeding as well.

Recall:  Some years ago, the world marveled on the successful separation of Siamese twins whose heads were conjoined, by doctor Ben Carson through an unpredictable operation. There are series of rather complicated cases of conjoined twins all over the world

You can also get the writen detail of the hospital’s successful operation Here.

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