Extremely pleasant news arrives from Brazil concerning the Siamese boys which after many operations and hours managed to separate them.
It took seven surgeries to separate the Siamese boys
Bernardo and Arthur Lima who are almost 4 years old underwent at least 7 surgeries in Rio de Janeiro. The last two operations lasted 33 hours so doctors could separate the boys who were born together in the area of their brains.
They are called fraternal twins and their occurrence is extremely rare. It took more than 100 doctors and nurses to separate them. “I always believed, I always had high hopes, but I never had the certainty. The certainty that I will be able to separate them because it was very difficult. But I had hope and faith. And I learned a phrase that when you have 1% chance you have to have 99% faith» said neurosurgeon Gabriel Mofaretz.
The surgeons they spent months practicing various techniques in virtual reality conditions before beginning this delicate process. Given that the Siamese boys are almost 4 years old they are the oldest conjoined brain split brains.
“We just finished the operation to separate the twins. The surgery went very well, we had a flawless, perfect team with Dr. Mofaretz and everything went really well” said surgeon Owase Jilani.
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