Mumbai: 16-month-old conjoined twins ready to leave hospital after surgery
Almost six weeks after conjoined twins Love and Prince from Mumbai were surgically separated at Parel's Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, they are all set to go home. They were discharged from the hospital on Monday. Born to a 26-year-old woman on September 19, 2016, the sixteen-month-olds can now stand without any support. Here's more.
Twins were surgically separated in December last year
After a series of surgeries, the twins who had a common liver, urinary bladder, intestines and fused pelvic bones were successfully separated on December 12, 2017. The surgery was performed by a team of 30 doctors and lasted 12 hours. Post that, they were kept under observation for six weeks. Theirs was an extremely rare case, the probability of occurrence is one in over five lakhs.
Twins will need another surgery in future
Wadia hospitals CEO, Dr. Bodhanwala said that the twins would need another surgery in the future for, "bone reconstruction (osteotomy) with a revision of the abdominal closure." A report said, "The doctors have also arranged for a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme to monitor their growth, development, nutrition, liver function, immunisation and exercise regime for their lower limbs."