Conjoined Baby Girls Won’t Be Separated
Article from: VietnamNet Bridge
Doctors have decided not to perform any surgery on the conjoined twins, born last Tuesday in Soc Trang Province, after the consultation on October 18.
Doctor Dao Trung Hieu, deputy director of the HCM City Children’s Hospital 1, said that internal treatment will continue, including respiratory, blood circulation and nutrition assistance.
Hieu added that if both were healthy and it was considered difficult to perform a surgery now, the conjoined twins would grow up in their current state.
Earlier, doctors did a CT scan, which shows that the conjoined twins have two attached hearts, two spinal columns, two brains, two kidneys, and two stomachs but only one liver which is in good condition.
They said that one of them might have to be sacrificed if surgery was done since they had only one liver, urinary tract, and female sex organ. However, the final decision is not having any surgery right now.
The hospital has asked the HCM City Department of Health to set up a scientific council to make further diagnoses.
Before the babies were born, their mother Lam Thi My Dan of the province’s Chau Thanh District was unaware of the problem that was to unfold. Ultrasound tests during her pregnancy had shown two separate heartbeats.
The babies were taken to HCM City Children’s Hospital 1 the day after birth for evaluation.