HIS­TORIC SURGERY

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IN­DIAN sur­geons have sep­a­rated twins that were joined at their heads.

Brothers Jaga and Kalia were born with a very rare con­di­tion called cran­iopa­gus. This means the tops of their heads were at­tached, and they shared the same blood ves­sels and brain tis­sue.

Now the twins are two years old, doc­tors de­cided to carry out an op­er­a­tion to sep­a­rate them.

The surgery took 16 hours, with help from a team of more than 30 doc­tors. It is the first of its kind to be car­ried out in In­dia.

The boys are now be­ing mon­i­tored closely to check on their progress and to see if the surgery was a suc­cess. As

First News went to press, one of the boys – Jaga – had opened his eyes and was re­spond­ing to doc­tors.

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