- Professor Auwal Abubakar of the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, led a team of surgeons that successfully separated four-month-old conjoined female twins
- The team leader disclosed this to journalist in Yola on Friday, May 18
- According to him, the surgery was conducted on May 14
Four-month-old conjoined female twins have been successfully separated by a team of surgeons led by the chief medical director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, Professor Auwal Abubakar.
This development was disclosed to journalists by Professor Auwal at a news conference in Yola on Friday, May 18, who said that the development was recorded following a team work by different medical units.
Legit.ng notes that the team leader said: “We have a successful separation of conjoined female twins (Omphilopagus)."
He disclosed that the surgery was conducted on May 14, adding that the chances of survival of the twins were excellent.
Professor Auwal, who said that it took his team four hours to perform the operation which was the second of its kind in the hospital, noted that has medical personnel that could compete with their counterparts in developed countries.
The father of the twins, Muhammad Ramat from KasuwanShanu in Maiduguri, expressed his gratitude to the management of the hospital for paying the bills for the surgery.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerian conjoined twins, James and John were separated by doctors in India.
The babies which were delivered on May 8, 2017 at the First Covenant Hospital in Satellite town were fused in the stomach before they went for the operation.
Obinna and Amarachi Ugwuoke who already have two children had to deal with the situation by raising money through various means to fly the boys to India for surgery.
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