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Twins separated after marathon operation

Twins post-surgery. Photo: suppliedTwins post-surgery. Photo: supplied

One-and-a-half-year-old twins who were conjoined at the buttocks and genitals have been separated successfully.

The operation took place at Children’s Hospital in Mandalay on November 26. The operation lasted about 12 hours, said the hospital’s medical superintendent Dr Aung Kyaw Myint.

“The children were in good health both before and after the operation. They were also healthy this morning except for a mild illness. Because of where they were conjoined, a delicate surgical operation had to be performed. The operation was prolonged mainly because their rectums and genitals had joined,” said Dr U Aung Mya, who took part in the operation.

Ten paediatricians and nine anaesthetists operated on the twins. Post-operation care is being given by 27 doctors and 15 nurses, some travelling from Yangon.

Dr U Aung Mya said that extensive pre-operation preparation was a reason for the successful surgery, but also said that further operations would be required to normalize the conditions of the twins.

“They will undergo four or more additional operations. Because they are male, the operations will be more complicated. Urinary tract bypass surgery and colon bypass surgery are needed. Their private parts will also have to be repaired,” he said.

– Translated by Thit Lwin

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