Doctors have successfully separated conjoined twins

DOCTORS have successfully separated conjoined twins who were fused at the head

Doctors at Sacramento’s US David Children’s Hospital have successfully separated a rare set of conjoined twin girls in a 24 hours surgery beginning on October 24.

The North Highlands (Sacramento County) twins, ten-month-old Abigail and Micaela, were born connected at the head, a condition called craniopagus twins. Conjoined twins are already extremely rare, but craniopagus twins are even more so. Only two percent of conjoined twins are born fused at the head. Craniopagus twins occur in approximately one in every 2.5 million births.

A team of 30 people performed the surgery in a specially designed operating room.

“Abigail and Micaela are doing well and recovering in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, thanks to an amazing team effort dedicated to ensuring these very rare twins have the best shot at a healthy life ahead,” pediatric neurosurgeon Michael Edwards said in a statement. “We are honored to have helped with their birth, cared for them since, and to now give them the chance to live independent and separate lives.”

Surgeons spent months preparing for the landmark procedure.

The twins will remain at the paediatric ICU for the coming weeks to recuperate from the surgery.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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