AIIMS doctors to perform Craniopagus surgery of Odisha’s conjoined twins

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New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: A pair of two-year-old conjoined twins has become the toughest challenge for a group of doctors at AIIMS after they got admitted to the hospital on Saturday. Jaga and Balia, the twins are joined at the head.

An expert team of medicos are presently busy doing several kind of medical examination and assessing the possibility to perform the first ever Craniopagus surgery in India to seperate the twin.

According to Dr AK Mahapatra, chief of neuro sciences centre at AIIMS, Jaga and Balia are at present undergoing a series of tests such as MRI, CT scan, to determine the feasibility of the surgery.

“They are craniopagus twins, that is who are connected at the head. This is a rare condition. It is very difficult at this stage to say if surgery is feasible to separate them. They will undergo several tests in the next 10-12 days after which we will decide,” Dr. Mahapatra was quoted while interacting with reporters.

The twins have also received special medical facilities from Railway Ministry and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has himself ensured the matter while the two were travelling on the Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani to Delhi.


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