Twins joined at the head are separated following 12-hour surgery in Israel

One-year-old Israeli twin girls, who were conceived joined consecutive at the head, have been separated after a rare and muddled surgery.

The sisters, whose names were not provided, underwent a 12-hour activity at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, Israel last week.

The procedure was extremely rare, the medical clinic said in a statement on Sunday, and came following quite a while of preparation.

Following the activity, the twins would now be able to face each other for the first run through since they were brought into the world in August last year.

“This is a rare and complex activity performed so far in the world only multiple times, and for the first run through in Israel,” Mickey Gideon, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Soroka Medical Center, said in a statement.

Gideon said the activity’s prosperity reinforced “the feeling of mission that made us specialists.”

However, he forewarned that “the following not many days will be basic in the process of the twins’ recovery.”

Many staff cared for the twins and prepared them for surgery, the clinic said.

The long road to the actual activity started a while prior, when skin and tissue expanders were presented under the girls’ scalps, to stretch the skin, permitting surgeons to close the scalps after the detachment.

The surgery was arranged with 3D models and augmented reality innovation and the months-long process included an aggregate of 50 medical clinic staff.

Conjoined twins happen once every 200,000 live births, as per the University of Minnesota. They are consistently identical and most are female.

It is particularly rare for twins to be joined at the head. Last year, twin girls who were additionally conjoined consecutive at the head were separated in an emergency clinic in the Vatican.


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