New Delhi: Even though the Conjoined Twins of Odisha, Jaga & Kalia have successfully separated after a marathon surgery which lasted for nearly 18 hours in AIIMS, New Delhi, the condition of the siblings is still Serious.
Both children are now putting on the ventilator in the ICU and coming out of anesthesia. Sources said that the next 15 to 18 days are ‘critical’ for twins, for whom prayers are coming from across Odisha.
A special team comprised 20 surgeons including four Odiya doctors and 10 anesthesiologists, who were trained by AK. Mahapatra and other paramedical staff successfully organized the separation surgery оf thе conjoined twins.
The team of AIIMS doctors admitted that this is a very complex case and it is impossible to do the surgery, because in such cases 25 lakh cases are reported once, whereas the survival rate is very low.
“We have done surgery but it is still a long journey for the children, it is the most annoyed of surgery and we are all positive in the team and with the prayers of millions of people in Odisha and the country, we hope that it will be successful , “Said Mahapatra.
The condition of Kalia is better than his brother’s place, sources said.
Officials of AIIMS said that such challenges were never seen in the separation while taking into account long-term surgeries.
In addition to 3.5 liters of blood, the doctors team had to carefully plan each phase from the day of admission in AIIMS, New Delhi.
Since the team had received surgery quite a while, the blood bank in the hospital made the necessary arrangement for AB + blood, which is a rare blood group.
Given the possibility of additional blood loss, proper inspection was carried out in the air entry and hypertheria, joint twins, to conduct anesthesia in their system.
A senior doctor said that from one day, it was a daunting task for the team to manage the anesthesia of twins connecting MRI to the team.
One doctor said, “It was a daunting task because we had to first find out which part of the brain was commonly used by children and whether or not there was a separate arterial supply system.”
Although a large part of the separation has been completed, post-operative management is still a matter of concern because there is no skin on the skull and there are possibilities of infection and other issues.
So far, we have separated the twins and they are being kept under observation, the doctor said.