2021-09-07

1-year-old twins with connected heads were successfully separated by surgery and looked at each other for the first time after birth

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China News Service, September 7, according to foreign media reports, a few days ago, a pair of 1-year-old twin girls connected to their heads were successfully separated in an Israeli hospital. You can look at each other at once.

1-year-old twins with connected heads were successfully separated by surgery and looked at each other for the first time after birth

According to the New York Times , National Broadcasting Corporation and many other media reported that the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Israel, issued a statement on the 5th stating that the 12-month-old twin girls received 12 hours of surgery in the hospital. Was separated on the 2nd.

Mickey Gideon, director of pediatric neurosurgery at the hospital, said in a statement: “This is a rare and complicated operation. So far, it has only been performed about 20 times in the world. , And it’s the first time in Israel.”

According to reports, the operation has been prepared for several months, involving experts in multiple fields, including neurosurgery, orthopedics, pediatric intensive care, and brain imaging. Two specialists with experience in separating twins from London and New York also participated in the operation.

But Gideon cautioned, “The next few days are critical to the twins’ recovery process.”

Gideon said: “The first two days after the operation, We saw them a little excited. When we put them together, it was a wonderful moment to see them become calm.” “…This is the first time they looked at each other.”

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p > Gideon also said: “This is the first time their family can hold two children separately.”

The father of the twins also said in an interview, “I am so touched— —This is the first time I can pick up each child alone.”