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20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery



A successful surgery carried out by 20 doctors in India, has seen the separation of conjoined twin boys Love and Prince Zalte, from Mumbai, born in September 19 and joined from the lower part of the chest and shared a liver, intestine, bladder and pelvis.

1x1.trans - 20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery

The 12 hours surgery which began by 4am on Tuesday and involved pediatric surgeons, anesthetists and orthopedic surgeons, among others doctors, left the hospital’s operating theatres shut down, so the team could fully focus on the surgery.

1x1.trans - 20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery

 

26-year-old  Sheetal Zalte, who learnt about her condition 24 weeks into her pregnancy, said:

‘It is hard to express in words how happy I will be to hold my children in both my arms.’

1x1.trans - 20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery

 

It is however unclear when the twins who have been in intensive care and resting in separate beds for the first time in their lives, will go home. More photos below;

1x1.trans - 20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery

1x1.trans - 20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery

1x1.trans - 20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery

1x1.trans - 20 Doctors separate conjoined twins after 12 hours surgery

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