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City doctors separate conjoined twins

Update: November, 27/2013 - 08:03

An operation to separate conjoined twins fused together from the upper thorax to the lower belly was reported to be a success yesterday after eight-hour surgery at the Children's Hospital 2 in HCM City.—VNA/VNS Photo Hua Chung

HCM CITY (VNS) — An operation to separate conjoined twins fused together from the upper thorax to the lower belly was reported to be a success yesterday after eight-hour surgery at the Children's Hospital 2 in HCM City.

The twins, from central Ninh Thuan province, were born 14 months ago to a poor family and had undergone a special treatment process at the hospital before the surgery.

After the successful operation, the babies were still going through a critical recovery process, and one of them was struggling because of a heart defect, according to Truong Quang Dinh, the hospital's deputy director.

Hospital staff were working hard to help the babies overcome the procedure, he added.

The cost of the operation was covered by donations. — VNS

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