Yangon doctors separate conjoined twin boys

Yangon Children’s Hospital. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Sky89
Yangon Children’s Hospital. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Sky89

Doctors at the Children’s Hospital in Yangon have successfully separated two conjoined twins, according to an official report released today.

The doctors performed a surgical operation on Sunday to separate two-year-old Sa Hkam and Sa Ngin, who were conjoined at the navel. The boys were born in Kengtung, Shan State.

The operation was the sixth operation the twins had undergone at the hospital.

This is just the latest in a series of medical achievements Myanmar has made in recent years, according to Xinhua.

In April, doctors at the Naypyidaw Hospital reattached a man’s hand after it was severed at the wrist in a sword attack. It was the first limb reattachment operation in Naypyidaw and the fourth in the country.

Myanmar also had its first child kidney transplant in Mandalay in February.

However, in another case, an attempt by Mandalay doctors to separate two 14-month-old conjoined twins in March ended with one of the twins dying after the separation.

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