The Siamese Bhutan Nima and Dawa, that were joined by the thorax and shared liver, They are in good condition after the operation to which the 15-month-olds were subjected today to be separated, medical sources reported today. "We saw the two little girls prepared for the operation, they could withstand the surgery well and are currently recovering very well", said Joe Crameri, head of pediatric surgery at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, at the end of the long intervention. Crameri added, in a press conference broadcast by local media, that "no surprise" was found during the procedure in which up to 25 doctors, nurses and anesthetists participated.
The liver "It was successfully divided without much bleeding", said the expert, who said that given the magnitude of the operation, the evolution of the babies will be monitored closely during the next 48 hours and it is expected "that they will be in the hospital for at least a week". Nima and Dawa Pelden arrived in Australia last October with their mother, Bhumchu Zangmo, to be operated, but the doctors decided to postpone their intervention until the girls were in better physical condition. The twins were born on July 13 last year by cesarean in a remote region of Bhutan, a small kingdom located in the Himalayas, and are the first Siamese that is known in this country.
The Australian state of Victoria offered to pay the cost of the operation and medical treatment amounting to about 350,000 Australian dollars (253,450 US dollars or 223,420 euros) and the rest of the funds raised by the foundation Children First will be used for the rehabilitation of girls in their country of origin. This same foundation and part of the team of surgeons were behind the successful operation to separate the Bangladeshi Siamese Trishna and Krishna in 2009. EFE