ISLAMABAD: A four-hour-long surgical operation performed in southwestern China has led to successful separation of a twin, joined at the abdomen and left part of the liver.
On Tuesday, doctors at a hospital in Luzhou City in the country’s Sichuan Province separated the three-month-old twin brothers. Both boys are in stable condition, Press TV reported.
The twin boys, named “Chen Ziling” and “Chen Zixuan,” were born on December 25, 2013.
“The separation surgery and surgical anesthesia went smoothly, which we can describe as a very successful surgery. The two boys’ heart rates, breathing and urine volume have been normal after surgery,” according to Liu Ming, head of children’s surgical department of the Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College.
“The twin boys can return to normal if no obvious complications appear on them and their wounds can heal within a week,” said Liu.