Veena and Vani, Conjoined Twins to Undergo Separation Surgery in UK

Veena and Vani, the conjoined twins hailing from Telangana State of India would undergo a surgery in few more days surgically. Veena and Vani who have been struggling since their birth to meet the needs of their usual life would be able to enjoy their own independent life after their separation performed surgically by the London-based doctors and surgeons. Veena and Vani have undergone few preliminary tests and diagnosis under the supervision of London based surgeons who have come forward to separate the sisters.

Conjoined twins of Telangana residing in Niloufer Hospital to undergo Surgery

GOSH Doc’s to Separate Veena and Vani Surgically at London

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) doctors Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase examined the girls so as to analyze the possibilities of their separation and arise of any complications which could arise during the surgery after evaluating the pros and cons of attempting a surgical separation based on their CT and MRI scan reports.. Both the doctors Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase have been proclaimed that there are than 80% chances of being successfully separating the sisters who have been joined at the head for the past 11 years. Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London have a successful experience in handling two similar cases in the past assured that the surgical separation of the Veena and Vani conjoined twin sisters would be performed in five different stages.

Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said “We feel that there is a good chance for both of them to get separated safely. There’s no denying the complexity of the whole process, but we already have successfully handled two similar cases in the past. We have successfully separated similar vertical type-II conjoint twins from Sudan named Rital & Ritag at our facility in London in four stages on August 15, 2011. We believe Veena-Vani’s case is feasible but it would require a multi-disciplinary team of 50-100 experts to carry out a series of surgeries in five stages spread over 6-12 months in our London centre,” said Dr David James Dunaway, head of craniofacial unit at GOSH, London. Veena and Vani born to farmers Naga and Maragani Murali in Beerusettigudem, a small village in the Warangal district of Telangana State have been given a small hope for a better life ahead.

Medical studies state that the conjoined twins are formed when a woman releases a single egg that fails to separate completely after fertilization. Though the embryo starts splitting into two, the process stops in the middle and the partial separation results in conjoined twins. The rare medical condition known as craniopagus has found as the main reason of the conjoined twins Veena and Vani were born fused at the skulls where they have separate brains, but share an important blood vessel. Parents of Veena and Vani, Naga and Maragani Murali abandoned the twins shortly after their birth in October 2003, as it was very difficult to meet needs and to afford their expenses with Maragani’s daily wage of ₹50. Apart from Veena and Vani this couple have two more two daughters – Bindu (13) and Sindhu (9).

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