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Doctors in Israel separate heads of one-year-old conjoined twins for the first time in Israel


A team of doctors performed a rare operation for the first time in Israel, separating twins attached at their heads, a rare condition called craniopagus twins.


The 12-hour procedure took place last Thursday at Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba on one-year-old twin girls who were born in the hospital last August. Their heads were attached at the back.


“This is a very rare operation, performed so far in the world only about 20 times and for the first time in Israel in one-year-old babies, one of the youngest in which this procedure was performed,” said Dr. Mickey Gideon, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Soroka. “The next few days will be critical in the process of the twins’ recovery.”


From an article in the Jerusalem Post

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