New Operation for Siamese Twin
One of the Siamese twins, separated in a world first operation last week, was operated on again Monday following complications.
Tay-lah Armstrong, who was separated from twin sister Monique in a 12-hour operation last Tuesday, went back into theatre to repair a cerebo-spinal fluid leak.
Professor Alan Isles, district manager at Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital, said the leak had been one of the complications foreshadowed by doctors after surgery to separate the twins who were born joined at the back of the head and upside down.
Neurosurgeon Scott Campbell said doctors performed a routine to restore Tay-lah's wound.
Tay-lah, the weaker of the six-month-old twins, was listed in a critical but stable condition in a general ward at the hospital.
Campbell told a news conference last week Tay-lah had experienced multiple medical problems since birth and was surprised she was still alive -- BRISBANE (AFP)
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