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Doctors have encountered complications during the most critical stage of a highly risky operation to separate the conjoined heads of Iranian twins Laleh and Ladan Bijani, hospital authorities said late yesterday.
Neurosurgeons performing a marathon operation to separate Iranian twin sisters joined at the head completed one of the most dangerous steps by rerouting a shared vein as thick as a finger that helped blood flow through their brains, a hospital official said yesterday.---------------------------------------------
B>SINGAPORE:/BPioneering surgery to separate Iranian twins joined at the head ended in tragedy yesterday when the women died from massive blood loss on the operating table soon after doctors separated their enmeshed brains.
Fifty gruelling hours into an unprecedented operation to separate adult twins conjoined at the head, Dr Keith Goh's heart sank.
The bodies of Iranian twins Laleh and Ladan Bijani lay one metre apart from each other in individual caskets in Singapore on Wednesday as a prayer service marked the end of their tragic dream for independence.
The world's largest Buddhist monument celebrated the 20th anniversary of its restoration last month. MENG YEW CHOONG, who attended the event, was awed by the quiet majesty of Borobudur located in Indonesia's Central Java.