Conjoined Twins Miracle Baby

Groundbreaking Conjoined Separation Successful

Pantawan and Panwad Thiyenjai were separated in late February at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital in a 12 hour operation that was a “world first”.

The twins, who had been joined for 8 months, were born with connected livers and hearts have been successfully separated in groundbreaking surgery. Before the operation the girls were connected from the top of their chests to the bottom of their abdomens.

The hospital delayed making an announcement about the procedure until doctors were sure that the girls had a good chance of survival.

Piyasakol Sakolsatayathorn, the dean of Siriraj’s medical science faculty, said: “From our research, there are no twins who were connected by their hearts and livers who survived.

“This is the first time in the world.”

The twins’ mother Usa Thiyenjai, 29 and from Thailand’s northern province of Phrae, said: “I pray and beg to Buddha to help my daughters. I intend to raise them as best as I can.”

She said she would not want to have any more children because she is afraid they too could be conjoined.


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