The condition of conjoined twins Jagga and Kalia, whose heads were separated on the 26th October at the AIIMS was found to be stable. The twins are kept in the ICU under constant observation. After a 16-hour-long surgery at the AIIMS, the //28-month-old conjoined twins were separated.
‘Next 18 days crucial for conjoined twins Jagga and Kalia and experts are monitoring their condition round the clock.’A team of around 30 doctors from the institute’s neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia, and plastic surgery departments performed the surgery.
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Randeep Guleria, Director at AIIMS, said that the next 18 days would be crucial to determine the success of the surgery.
Dr Deepak Kumar Gupta, a neurosurgeon at the AIIMS, who led the surgery along with Dr. Mahapatra, said, “Jagga is on intermittent hemodialysis, and his kidney functioning is improving.”
“One of the twins is on intermittent hemodialysis, which means he is undergoing dialysis once a day. His kidney functioning is improving, but his heart functioning is still low,” Dr. Gupta informed.
Kalia’s vital parameters are normal. However, he’s yet to gain consciousness. Experts are monitoring the twins' condition round the clock.
The neurosurgeons say that the real challenge is to let their brains function independently.
This is India’s very first separation surgery on craniopagus twins. Till date, there are about 59 craniopagus surgeries that have been performed worldwide.