Separated Siamese twins doing well, to go home next week

May 21st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Sita and Geeta, the Siamese twins separated following a marathon day-long surgery a month back, are doing well and will be discharged by Wednesday, doctors attending on them said Friday.
“Both the girls are absolutely fine and would be discharged by Wednesday. They will be going back to their hometown in Bihar,” Sanjeev Bagai, senior doctor and chief executive of the Batra Hospital where the surgery was conducted, told IANS.

He said the girls will have to come back by year-end for routine check-up.

A team of 27 doctors April 5 separated the 18-month-old Siamese twins Sita and Geeta.

The twins were born with congenital abnormalities of being joined at the waist, hip and legs and had a common genito-urinary and intestinal system.

Siamese twins are extremely rare and few reach the surgery stage. The long-term success of separation surgeries in many international centres is less than 50 percent.

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