Indian doctors separate Tanzanian conjoined twins
It is a new joy of life for parents of conjoined twins from Tanzania who had shared a common heart lining, diaphragm and a liver.Doctors, including two teams of plastic surgeons at leading city-based Apollo Children’s Hospital, who undertook a marathon, 11-hour operation managed to separate the twins. The twins’ condition was described as thoraco omphalopagus – the fusing of two bodies at the lower chest and abdomen. The eight-and-a-half months old Abriana and Adriana were conjoined and had been sharing a common heart lining and diaphragm. They also had a connected liver that had to be separated with minimal blood loss.
About 50 professionals that also included paediatrician and urologists had planned meticulously for the surgery which was performed last month. According to chairman-founder, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, said after being admitted in August this year, Abriana and Adriana, children of Jimmy Mtemi and Carol-yn Zakaria of Dar-es-Salaam, underwent the final separation surgery on November 11, 2014.
Indian healthcare offered medical treatment for such critical issues at affordable costs than many other countries.Due to this successful surgery the girls have been granted a better chance at life.