Separated Siamese twins to be discharged by Saturday

May 27th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Conjoined twins Sita and Geeta are likely to be discharged by Saturday, more than a month after they were successfully separated following a 14-hour marathon surgery, a doctor said Thursday.
“Sita and Geeta are absolutely fine and would be discharged either Friday or Saturday. 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.

However, the twins would have to be brought to the hospital by the year-end for routine check-up, he said.

A team of 27 doctors April 5 separated the 18-month-old Siamese twins, born with congenital abnormalities of being joined at the waist, hip and legs and having 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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