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Siamese twins with joined heads shifted to Hyd for surgery

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (UNI) Siamese Twins Veena and Vani who were born with their heads joined, were today shifted to the Niloufer Children's Hospital here for further surgeries and separation.

Nayudamma, an expert in separating siamese twins performed a priliminary surgery on the twins in 2004 in the Guntur General Hospital. As he has retired later, other surgeons at the hospital did not venture the separation which is stated to be of very critical nature.

Following reports that the girls were languishing in the hospital without undergoing surgery, the Andhra Pradesh Government has announced that it would shift the children to Niloufer which was better equipped and perform the separation surgery at its cost. The girls were shifted to the Niloufer Hospital.

Dr Nayudamma volunteered to perform the surgery, if the Government permitted. It is not yet known whether he would perform the surgery or the surgeons of the Niloufer would perform it. Doctors at the Niloufer are presently engaged in examining the children and the chances of separation.

N C K Reddy Superintendent of the Niloufer Hospital told newspersons that the hospital had both the infrastructure and the expertise to perform the surgery.

Dr Reddy said a team of surgeons, who examined the twins were satisfied with the surgery performed by Dr Nayudamma at the Guntur Hospital earlier. Stating that Nayudamma had offered to join the team of doctors, who would perform the separation surgery, Dr Reddy said he would be glad to have him on the team.

He said he might involve other surgeons, who had experience in separation of siamese twins from other hospitals.


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