Navigation Links
South African Siamese Twins to be Separated in Four Months

The first ever pair of South African Indian Siamese twins are doing well and are expected to be separated in four months//.

Danielle and Danika Lowton, born on June 21 at the Arwyp Medical Centre here, are healthy and tolerating their oral feeds.

"They are gaining weight and are healthy," a report in the Post newspaper quoted Wian Stander, head of the medical centre, as saying.

The twins, who are joined above the ear, were born by Caesarean section and weighed a combined 3.96 kg at birth. The twins swill stay in hospital till the time of the operation to separate them four months from now.

The parents, Nitesh, 28, and Kribashnee, 31, were very excited when Kribashnee's pregnancy was first detected. But concern soon replaced the excitement when doctors detected an abnormality in the pregnancy two months later.

However, five months thereafter, it was discovered that the twins were joined above the ear and that they had their own brain and blood vessels. This meant that they had a better chance for survival when they are separated.

Kribashnee gave birth 36 weeks into her pregnancy.

According to the Post, Wale Adedipe, a neurosurgeon, will lead a 24-member team of surgeons in the operation four months from now to separate the twins. It will include neurosurgeons, paedetricians, gynaecologists, plastic surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurses and a clinical psychologist to counsel the parents.

The operation is expected to last from five to 20 hours. The twins could be sent home seven to 10 days after the operation, provided there are no complications.

Both the parents are hopeful that the twins would pull through.

(Source: IANS)

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation
2. Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers
3. South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants
4. Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey
5. The Kidney Transplantation conspiracy in South Africa
6. Phase II trails of new HIV vaccine to be held in South Africa
7. South Africa May Start Manufacturing Bird Flu Vaccines
8. Smoking Banned In Southeast Asian Games Venues
9. AIDS bias successfully overcome by Indian Muslims in South Africa
10. Increase in the Number of Cases of Animal Diseases in New South Wales.
11. Possibility Of Bird Flu Outbreak In South Africa Ruled Out
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The world of hair ... and follicular unit extraction. These techniques and procedures have been in use for many ... hair loss. While Dr. Parsa Mohebi, M.D. has utilized many of these methods over ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... The presidential race normally deals with political issues of national importance ... news story when Donald Trump makes disparaging remarks about Hillary Clinton’s hairstyle? It is ... wants to admit when it comes to how people are viewed by others. , ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... hunger cravings that drive people to overeat are not necessarily caused by real hunger, ... brain that the stomach needs food. He notes that, while many patients are aware ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... RoamRight, a leading provider of ... Public Television’s Travel With Kids to promote family vacations around the world. ... they explore international destinations and educate families about the people and places of the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... At Grand Dental PC, ... convenient setting. , When you have dental problems, you need to turn to a ... effectively diagnose and treat your needs, a friendly dentist who counsels you on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... , November 30, 2015 --> ... report "Dental Lasers Market by Product (Soft Tissue, All Tissue, ... User (Hospitals, Clinics), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", ... by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast ... market data Tables and 62 Figures spread through 167 P ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ), a clinical-stage ... delivery systems, announced today it has signed definitive licensing ... of Technologies Co., Ltd. ("HTIT") for exclusive rights to ... China , Hong Kong ... signed at the Israel Knesset (Parliament). ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015   Nuance Communications, ... The National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today jointly ... and collaboration capabilities that utilize the American College of ... healthcare provider organizations to comply with current and ... --> --> By combining clinical decision ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: