August 15, 2022
Brazilian conjoined twins who successfully separated fused brains

Brazilian conjoined twins who successfully separated fused brains

Bernardo and Arthur Lima are both four years old.

Brazilian twins have been successfully separated by a UK surgeon independent Told. Bernardo and Arthur Lima, both around 4, had at least seven surgeries in Rio de Janeiro, with Dr Noor ul Owase Jilani providing guidance from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. The outlet further said that the previous two surgeries, to separate boys with fused brains — called craniopagus twins — lasted 33 hours of operating time — and involved more than 100 medical staff. Surgeons spent months practicing various techniques in virtual reality before the delicate procedure began for real.

independent Dr Gabriel Mufrez, head of surgery at the Institut Estadual do Cerebro Paulo Niemeyer, was also supervising the surgery along with Dr Jilani, said Dr. The UK-based pediatric surgeon described the operation as a “remarkable achievement”, the outlet further said in the report.

Since the twins are about four years old, they are also the oldest craniopagus twins with fused brains that have been separated. independent,

UK based Metro Mufrez was quoted as saying that the boys’ parents had visited a Brazilian hospital two and a half years ago. “They had become part of our family in the hospital,” he said.

Gemini Untwined, a charity founded by Mr. Jilani, helps parents of boys raise money for surgery, Charity said the separation of Bernardo and Arthur was one of the most complex separation procedures ever completed, adding that many surgeons did not even think it was possible.

Both boys are recovering in the hospital, and will be supported with six months of rehabilitation, Metro He further said in his report quoting the charity.

According to data from Gemini, one in 60,000 births results in conjoined twins, and of these, only 5 percent are craniopagus babies.

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