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Conjoined Twins to Undergo Advanced Tests At AIIMS for Separation Surgery

by Reshma Anand on  December 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM Hospital News   - G J E 4
For more than a decade, conjoined twins Veena and Vani have stayed at the Niloufer Hospital in Telangana hoping to be separated. After constant efforts from the Telangana government a panel of three expert surgeons from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have visited the hospital.
Conjoined Twins to Undergo Advanced Tests At AIIMS for Separation Surgery
Conjoined Twins to Undergo Advanced Tests At AIIMS for Separation Surgery
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The team comprising of Dr Ashish Suri, professor of neurosurgery; Dr Manmohan Singh and Manish Singha interacted with the twins and conducted some preliminary diagnostics.

‘A ray of hope struck conjoined twins who were expecting a separation surgery for more than a decade in Telangana. Doctors from AIIMS have decided to conduct advanced tests on them to take an informed decision.’
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Doctors are analyzing about the pros and cons of conducting a separation surgery on them. They decided to conduct advanced tests on them at AIIMS.

"We want to do a complete neuroimaging of twins and a vascular re-imaging and re-evaluation to find out whether they can be separated without any risk of mortality and morbidity," said Dr Ashish Suri.

The twins will be taken to AIIMS New Delhi for a series of sophisticated tests and scans, which will enable the surgeons to take an informed decision.

"In our examination we found that thirteen-year-old Veena and Vani are perfectly alright now and there are no neurological defects. They have good IQ. Therefore it poses a challenge for us to decide whether we can ensure that even after the separation, both the girls stay as clever and healthy," he added.

Source: Medindia
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