Bhutanese conjoined twins separated at Australian hospital

November 9, 2018 7:17 AM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Conjoined Bhutanese sisters were separated in a six-hour operation at an Australian hospital on Friday and the lead surgeon said he was quietly confident the infants would recover successfully.

The 15-month-old twins, Nima and Dawa, were joined from the chest to the pelvis. Doctors at the Royal Children’s’ Hospital Melbourne (RCHM) said they had to separate the girls’ livers, and the main challenge was reconstructing their abdomens.

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