Iranian conjoined twins die after operation to separate them
Iranian conjoined twins Ladan and Laleh Bijani both died on Tuesday after a historic operation to separate them in Singapore's Raffle hospital, the hospital spokesman, Dr. Prem Kumar Nair told IRNA.
Ladan was the first to die from severe loss of blood after the separation was completed. Laleh had also lost a lot of blood, and doctors were concentrating their efforts on stabilizing her.
The team of doctors had to contend with unstable pressure levels inside the twins' brains just before they uncoupled the brains and cut through the last bit of skull joining them. The process was slow and tedious as their brains have been fused tightly together for the last 29 years.
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