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Joy as Four-Month-Old Conjoined Twins Separated In 15-Hour Surgery At KNH

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

Kenyatta National Hospital announced that it carried out a successful procedure to separate a four —-month- old conjoined twin brothers on Sunday.

A statement sent to newsroom on Monday, the country’s largest hospital said the 15-hour procedure was carried out without any major complications.

In a press briefing, done in the evening to give more details on the procedure, surgeons who performed the operation said the twins were conjoined in the chest and abdomen.

“We’ve been dealing with two kids who had abnormalities on the heart independently. They were joined inn the abdomen, which means that apart from the live joining the two, the muscle and skin were being shared,” one of the medics said.

Photo// KNH doctors separate four-month old conjoined twins. Photo Courtesy

Further analysis by the cardiology team, showed that one of the babies had pulmonary hypertension whereby blood was flowing through their lungs.

The baby blood pressure was later stabilized, the doctor added.

Furthermore, CEO to the hospital, Evans Kamuri said the twins were in a stable condition within the hospitals ICU, but did not give a projection when the babies would be discharged.

“We hope that they continue improving. We cannot tell when they will be out of the ICU because these were like ten operations in one. There was an operation of the skin, bone, heart and the liver. We are proud that this is the first time we are doing it.” he said.

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