It’s time for some much needed good news in the world as two Middle East twins born attached at the head have been separated.
The one-year-old twin girls have now seen each other for the first time in their lives. Which is an amazing thing to imagine!
The twins underwent the rare 12-hour separation surgery at the Soroka Medical Centre in the city of Beersheba, Israel.
The operation took months of preparation including scalp grafts for them both. The operation has only been conducted 20 times worldwide and it was the first time it’s been done in Israel.
The Middle East twins are said to be recovering well and enjoying their freedom! And doctors expect them to lead full recoveries and lead normal lives.
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Twins conjoined at head separated after rare surgery in Israel https://t.co/lqas6kLmsg
If you’re a bit squeamish, maybe best not to read this bit.
Silicone bags were inflated in their heads and occasionally pumped up to create stretched skin on their heads. Doctors then used the new skin to seal their heads after their skulls were reconstructed.
Humans and technology really are incredible sometimes!
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