According to a press release issued by the Founder of the Linking Hands Foundation, Mrs Efe Farinre, two conjoined Nigerian girls, Miracle and Testimony Ayeni, whose case had raised serious medical concerns about a year ago, have been successfully separated after a surgery at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in a highly complex and extremely risky procedure which took 18 hours to perform.
The surgery was carried out by a team of medical experts, who did it without charging any money.
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Conjoined twin girls from Nigeria have been separated after a lengthy operation at a Tennessee hospital, days ahead of their first birthday.
Miracle and Testimony Ayeni were separated during 18 hours of surgery that began on Nov. 7 and finished Nov. 8 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, the hospital said.
The twins were joined together at the pelvis, a condition that only occurs in one of about every 5 million births, said Dr. Max Langham, who led the surgical team.
The twins co-joined at the abdominal area were born at UNTH, Enugu last year.
The parents of the girls had cried out after their birth, requesting for help in raising funds needed for their medication and surgical operation to separate them.
The news later took another turn when their mother Mrs Mary Ayeni cried out for help after the hospital allegedly insisted that they will be the ones to carry out the operation to separate the twins…
The parents of the twins had […]