In the first operation of his kind in Israel, 1-year-old twin Siamese at the head were safely separated on Thursday.
The twin sisters are expected to live a healthy life after surgery. The operation took place in the Soroka Medical Center of Be’er Sheva with a medical team of over 50 people, according to the Israeli publication Ynet.
“They expect a full recoverysaid Dr. Mickey Gideon, director of pediatric neurosurgery in the medical center. “It was a moment of cry and laugh with the family. For the first time the family can the babykeep it separate.
The operation lasted more than 12 hours and specialists in neurosurgery, plastic surgery, pediatric intensive care and brain imaging were flown into the country. Two experts from London and New York were the ones die the twins of the… headYnet reported.
“I am very happy that the surgery went well and that the girls, their… family and the local team had one good result,” said Dr. Noor ul Owase Jeelani, a pediatric neurosurgeon from London: in An pronunciation.
The process leading up the operation took a long time. In preparation, 3D models were used to simulate how until successfully separate the bones and blood vessels around the brain. Months ahead, the twins were given tissue expanders so doctors could easily close their scalps after surgery, Ynet reported.
Twins joined at the head are extremely rare: The University of Minnesota reported only conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births.
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