Conjoined Twins

  • 'It was love at first sight!' Conjoined twins Ganga and Jamuna have fallen for the same man and hope for a fairy tale romance July 6, 2014

    Ganga and Jamuna Mondal, professionally known as the 'Spider Girls' or 'Spider Sisters' have been working at a travelling circus for a long time now. With no proper education and an unusual appearance, the 45-year-old twins who are joined at the abdomen and pelvis and have four arms and...
  • Bihar: Conjoined twins Saba, Farah in critical condition December 15, 2013

    Patna: Patna: The conjoined twins in Bihar for whom the Supreme Court, earlier in 2013, had ordered the Bihar government to look after medical expenses are said to be in critical condition. They have been admitted to a leading hospital in the city. The family of Saba and Farah were provided...
  • Bihar: Conjoined twins' family welcomes SC verdict April 12, 2013

    Patna: The Supreme Court's order has come as a huge relief for the parents of the conjoined twins, who are now being taken care by Patna's leading hospital. Following the Supreme Court's order that the Bihar government should take the full responsibility of the conjoined twins' medical treatment, the hospital...
  • India Positive: stories of courage and good work June 30, 2012

    On this episode we bring you the stories of a story of the separated conjoined twins and more. ...
  • Indian, Aus doctors give new life to conjoined twins June 29, 2012

    Betul: Eleven-month-old conjoined twins in Madhya Pradesh, Aradhna and Stuti, have got a new lease of life. They have successfully been separated by a team of 23 doctors and 11 nurses from Australia and India. June 20 will be a red-letter day in the lives of Aradhna and Stuti. Forced...
  • Conjoined twins separated after 12-hr surgery June 21, 2012

    Betul: Conjoined twins Stuti and Aradhna were successfully separated after a day-long complex surgery conducted by a team of 34 medical experts, including 23 doctors, drawn from India and abroad. The complicated surgical procedure was carried out at Missionary Hospital in Padhar. The 1-year-old sisters, who were joined at heart and...
  • Parents 'donate' conjoined twins to MP hospital July 16, 2011

    Betul: A poor couple here has 'donated' conjoined girl twins to a local missionary hospital where they were born a few days back, officials said.The incident took place at the Padhar hospital. The twins, joined from the chest to stomach were donated as there was no way in which they...
  • Twins with one body, two heads born in China May 10, 2011

    Sichuan (China): Conjoined twin baby girls with a single body and two heads have been born in southwestern China. Doctors say it's almost impossible to separate them. The conjoined twins were born in Sichuan, southwestern China. Doctors are not even sure how to keep them alive. "It is hard to say (how...
  • Conjoined Nigerian twins separated, stable June 8, 2010

    A set of Nigerian conjoined twins have been successfully separated at a hospital in Bangalore. ...
  • Indian doctors separate Nigerian conjoined twins June 8, 2010

    Bangalore: The conjoined twins of a Nigerian couple were successfully separated today after a 11-hour long surgery at a private hospital here, ending a prolonged wait and bringing unbounded joy to the parents. Eight-month-old 'Peace' and 'Patience' "are stable as of now and are in the ICU. We have to monitor...
  • Twins separated by surgery recovering April 29, 2010

    New Delhi: And talking of successful complicated surgeries -- Sita and Gita, the former conjoined twins from Bihar are fast recovering. ...
  • Conjoined twins separated April 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Sita and Gita, the conjoined twins from Bihar, underwent a successful complicated surgery in Delhi's Batra hospital on Monday night. Joined at the hip, the sisters had common reproductive and intestinal tracts and a fused spine. Close to 48 hours after a marathon surgery, doctors say the twins...
  • Surgery separates conjoined twins Sita and Geeta April 8, 2010

    After a 15 hour long surgery, conjoined twins from Bihar,Sita and Geeta have finally been separated. The sisters were joined at the hip with common reproductive and intestinal tracts. ...
  • Marathon surgery separates conjoined twins April 6, 2010

    New Delhi: A team of 27 doctors separated 18-month-old Siamese twins Geeta and Sita after a 14 hour-long rare and difficult surgery in a hospital on Monday. The surgery started in the morning at Batra Hospital and ended just before 2100 hours (IST). The twins are from Bihar and their...
  • Conjoined twins await surgery to separate March 30, 2010

    A pair of conjoined twins from Bihar is now in the Capital for a surgery that will allow them to lead a normal life. ...
  • Conjoined twins no more: Girls gear up for birthday bash December 22, 2009

    A pair of formerly conjoined twin sisters in Australia were discharged on Monday. Five weeks after landmark separation surgery, they are at home in time to celebrate their 3rd birthday. ...
  • Tough choice for conjoined twins: Life or separation July 18, 2009

    Hyderabad: Six-year-old conjoined twins Vani and Veena have lived in Hyderabad's Niloufer Hospital for the last three years. Joined at the head and sharing vital veins to the brain, any surgery is now fearfully unpredictable. It's a tough call for the parents of the conjoined twins, for after having spent...
  • 'Miracle child' Lakshmi deified in Bihar village December 21, 2007

    Patna: Two-year-old Lakshmi Tatma, who was recently released from a Bangalore hospital after a complicated operation to remove her parasitic twin, is being deified in her village in Bihar where women have started worshipping her clay idol for divine blessings and good luck. People in Lakshmi's Rampur Kodarkatti village in...
  • Free from parasitic twin, Lakshmi set for homecoming December 15, 2007

    Bangalore: Lakshmi Tatma, the two-year-old who was successfully separated from her parasitic conjoined twin in a complex surgery last month has fully recovered and will be discharged from the hospital on Saturday. "Lakshmi is normal. She has responded well to the post-operation treatment and recovered fully. She will be discharged Saturday...
  • Diwali's forever together for these twins November 10, 2007

    Amritsar: Mohna and Sohna are inseparable—they are conjoined twins who can’t be surgically separated because they share vital organs. Mohna and Sohna, which means special in Punjabi, were born to a taxi driver and his wife in 2003. The couple abandoned the children and their home now is an orphanage in...
  • Lakshmi is halfway home, say Bangalore docs November 6, 2007

    Bangalore: The journey from a remote village near the Bihar-Nepal border to IT city Bangalore may have been long and arduous, but Lakshmi's journey to recovery has just about begun. The surgery to separate Lakshmi from her parasitic twin which started at 0830 hrs (IST) on Tuesday will go on well...
  • First phase of surgery on Baby Lakshmi successful November 7, 2007

    Bangalore: Surgeons at Bangalore's Sparsh Hospitals have successfully separated the spine of two-year-old Laksmi from her parasitic twin in the first stage of a long and complicated operation. The team of 36 doctors, who are carried out the operation, claimed they have completed the 'most critical' part of the operation...
  • 2-yr-old to undergo 40-hr operation | Send wishes November 6, 2007

    Bangalore: Two-year-old Laksmi is unlike an average girl her age. Born into a poor family in a village in Araria district near the Bihar-Nepal border, she is an Ischiopagus Tetrapus conjoined twin which means she is two bodies untied at the pelvis. However only one of the twins has a...
  • Separated conjoined fit, healthy June 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Separated conjoined twins Ram and Laxman have finally been discharged from Raipur Medical College Hospital. The 10-month-old twins were conjoined at birth, sharing a liver and several other organs. However, the doctors at the Raipur Medical College successfully separated them on May 29. Now the twins can stand, sit...
  • Raipur docs separate conjoined twins June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: In a miracle of sorts a set of conjoined twins were successfully separated by a team of doctors in a government hospital in Raipur. The babies named Ram and Laxman are currently recovering in post-operative care. It took over five hours to separate 10-month-old conjoined twins Ram and...
  • Conjoined brothers get new lives June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Doctors conducted a rare surgical operation to separate ten-month-old conjoined twins Ram, Laxman on Tuesday at a hospital in Raipur. The infants were joined at the stomach and shared one liver. They had Hernia since birth, which made the surgery even more complicated. The infants had less than...
  • Separated twins released from hospital September 18, 2006

    Salt Lake: Twin 4-year-old girls who were born fused at the mid-torso were released from a hospital, six weeks after separation surgery. Kendra and Maliyah Herrin left Primary Children's Medical Center on Sunday in the arms of their parents and will continue recovering at home in North Salt Lake. "Hey, everybody, it's...
  • Conjoined twins separated in Guatemala August 17, 2006

    Guatemala CityA team of surgeons separated conjoined twin girls on Wednesday, but one died just hours later, apparently from a previously detected heart defect. Surgeons at Guatemala City's Roosevelt Hospital said the 2-month-old girls, who were joined at the sternum, liver and rib cage - were separated after a 12-hour operation. One...