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Siamese Okayed for Surgery in US

Posted by This Day (Lagos) - By Tokunbo Adedoja And Sefy Megafu on 2003/07/27 | Views: 795 |

Siamese Okayed for Surgery in US


The Siamese twins delivered 10 days ago at the Lagos Island Maternity are to be separated uopn at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Teaching Hospital, Maryland, USA. Lagos State commissioner for Health, Dr. Lekan Pitan, has disclosed.

The Siamese twins delivered 10 days ago at the Lagos Island Maternity are to be separated uopn at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Teaching Hospital, Maryland, USA. Lagos State commissioner for Health, Dr. Lekan Pitan, has disclosed. Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, Pitan who also disclosed that two other california - based hospital would be used as back - ups, said the conjoined babies would be flown abroad in two weeks. The Siamese twins delivered on July 16 by Mrs Kikelomo Shobowale Davies, a professional scretary, were joined at the abdominal region.

Pitan said that contrary to initial fears that the babies might share some vital organs like kidney, pre - surgical findings revealed that the conjoined twins share only large intestine and the umbilical cord

Reading the radiologists report, the commissioner said "both hearts are probably separate. There is fusion of the anterior aspects of both livers following the I.V contrast medium, there is a clear demarcation of one liver from the other".

"The spleen and kidneys appear normal. Pancreas not seen bilaterally since the babies have a sepaerate pelius each.

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