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AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Complications arise in op Doc: Brains more closely linked than thought

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.

AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Docs reroute shared vein Team to spend two to four days on operation

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.---------------------------------------------

AseanPlus News 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Twins die: Massive blood loss ends historic surgery on conjoined Iranians

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.

AseanPlus News 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Heart-sinking moment for Singaporean lead surgeon

Fifty gruelling hours into an unprecedented operation to separate adult twins conjoined at the head, Dr Keith Goh's heart sank.

AseanPlus News 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Friends mourn death of Iranian twins

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.

AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Adoptive dad of twins to complain

The adoptive father of deceased Iranian twin sisters Laleh and Ladan Bijani plans to lodge a complaint against the Singapore hospital and the medical team who undertook the separation operation, news reports said yesterday.

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Surviving politics and nature

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Eternal testimony to Indonesia’s cultural diversity

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.

Nation 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

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Nation 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Condolence book for twins

A condolence book in memory of Iranian conjoined twins Ladan and Laleh Bijani is now open to the public at the Society of Iranians at 3498 Jalan Ampang Hilir 5, Kuala Lumpur.