Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
Chennai: In a rarest of rare surgeries, medical surgeons at the Apollo Specialty Hospital in Chennai separated nine-month-old conjoined Tanzanian twins, Saba and Farah on December 16 after an 18-hour-long surgery.
According to the surgeons, who conducted the rare surgery, the conjoined twins are in a critical but stable state.
The siblings shared a common anus, urinary track and penis. The condition is termed as Pygopagus in terms of medical literature which constitutes 17 percent of the conjoined twin population in the world and is common mostly in females.
It was in June this year, 20-year-old Grace of Tanzania first came to the hospital with her five-month old twin boys, looking to separate them, after she could not be helped in her home country.