Conjoined twins sharing a liver separated after four-hour surgery

 Surgeons of the Children Hospital 1 in Ho Chi Minh City were successful in separating two conjoined twins who were born sharing a liver, said hospital Deputy Director Dr. Dao Trung Hieu yesterday.

Conjoined twins sharing a liver separated after four-hour surgery

Before, their mother from the central province of Quang Nam was diagnosed to have conjoined twins who are sharing a liver by Tu Du Maternity Hospital.
She was kept under special care in the hospital during pregnancy.
Newborn girls weighing 7.9 kilogram were born by emergency c-section on August 23. They were soon rushed to the Children Hospital for testing which showed that they were sharing a liver. They underwent a four-hour operation October 2.
The procedure, which required 28 doctors and nurses, divided their shared liver and reconstructed their abdomens.
The two babies are in stable condition now.

By THANH SON - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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