A team of surgeons in Australia successfully separated the Siamese twins from Bhutan.
The 15-month-old girls, Nima and Dawa Pelden, were joined by their torso and shared a liver.
The dott. Joe Crameri, who led the surgeons team at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, said this the little ones had endured the surgical procedure "very well" six hours and have the chance to recover completely.
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The doctor stated that it was "a pleasure" to inform the girls' mother, Bhumchu Zangmo, that the operation had been successful.
"There's nothing better in an operation than being able to go to their parents and tell them that we've been able to take care of their children," he said.
Nina and Dawa had grown up in front of each other and could not sit together. They could stop, but only if they did it at the same time.
The twins arrived in Melbourne with their mother last month, but the doctors have postponed the operation until this week improve your nutritional needs.
About 18 specialists, divided into two teams, one for each girl, participated in the surgical procedure.
The doctors successfully split the twins' liver. And during the operation they found out they did not share a gut, they could not know before the procedure.
"We are always confident we can do it," said Dr. Crameri. "But we did not know what we would find."
The doctor indicated that "in the girls' stomach there was nothing that we were not prepared to face".
Siamese twins are very rare cases. It is thought that to represent one out of 200,000 births, and between 40 and 60% of these births were born of birth.
Every year only a few Siamese separations are held all over the world.
The Bhutanese family was brought to Australia by the Children First Foundation, an assistance organization based in that country.
Elizabeth Lodge, of the Foundation, states that the girls' mother was "a little frightened", but that she demonstrated "extraordinary tranquility" before the procedure.
The organization claimed that now the girls could breathe without help.
"Bhumchu has already seen his girls and kissed them … everyone is sleeping apart for the first time," he said in a statement.
The Australian state of Victoria It is offered to cover the cost of the operation of US $ 255,000.
The family is expected to return to the Himalayan kingdom, which is one of the poorest nations in the world, after the recovery of the twins.
In 2009, this same hospital carried out a successful operation to separate the Siamese twins from Bangladesh.
The girls, Trishna and Krishna, who were joined by the boss, were subjected to a 32-hour operation that saved their lives.
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