Conjoined twin Lakshmi successfully operated

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Bangalore, Nov 7: A team of 36 Doctors at Sparsh Hospital successfully operated conjoined twin Lakshmi after a non-stop 27 hour operation.

The Doctors who conducted the complicated surgery to separate two-year-old Lakshmi from her parasitic twin succeeded after a marathon 27-hour operation and the operation was success.

Briefing newspersons after the most complicated operation that began at 0700hrs yesterday and ended at 1000hrs today, was a success and Lakshmi, belonging to remote Rampur village on Bihar-Nepal border was stable and shifted to ICU, Sparsh hospital Chairman Dr Sharan Patil, who led the 30 member doctors' team said.

"The surgery was completed successfully and the child stood the procedure admirably well and is doing fine. She would continue to be on ventilator for the next 48 to 72 hours and we will keep round the clock watch on her. In case of any untoward thing happening we are ready to handle it," Dr Patil said.

Lakshmi, an ischiopagus twin, had two bodies joined at her pelvis. Only one of the twins had a head, while the other was a parasite. Two pairs of legs and arms were formed at either end of the two adjoining torsos, thus appearing as a child with eight limbs.


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