Shared a heart, now share a smile, Tanzania twins separated

Dec 17, 2014 | | Say something

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Sharing the lining of the heart, twins Adriana Tanzania and Abriana They were born together. The twins, now 9 months old, were perplexed to move freely and not bump into each other after 12 hour-long surgery that separated them. The twins not only to share the pericardium, but also had fused liver and abdomen due to a condition called thoraco-omphalopagus. (Read: Conjoined twins share the liver successfully separated )

His parents Jimmy Mtemi and Carolina Zakaria were surprised after some difficult months as twins They were separated and healthy. Parents reported that back in Tanzania, there are no procedures to identify any abnormalities in children before birth. They also knew they would be blessed with twins in the first place, much less know that they would be together. In Tanzania, they were told that twins share one heart and their separation would mean the loss of a child.

They had read about separation of twins erican Tanzania and Eluidi in Chennai and thought of going ahead with the surgery. But after a thorough investigation they realized that the odds were against them as the many pairs of joint separated twins, only one of them had a similar to theirs condition and one of the twins had died three weeks later separation.

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Dr. V Sripathi, who led the team of 25 doctors reported in a statement to TOI that this condition is common among Siamese twins, their separation is a risky business, because there is 45% chance one twins die. The surgery was crucial because Abriana gotten most of the pericardium, but doctors had to use bovine coating to cover the heart of Adriana. There were no complications with your case after surgery because doctors discovered that her intestine was touching the heart. (Read 😕 What are the Siamese )

The surgery took place on November 17 and after being under observation for a month, the twins are ready to go home.

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His parents Jimmy and Carolyn said they can not wait to introduce separate his older brother as he has always wanted a sister and now has two twins.

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