Pygopagus twins successfully separated in surgery at HFH

City Reporter

Six-month-old female conjoined twins Merab and Manahel were recovering at Holy Family Hospital after surgeons successfully separated them in a marathon surgery the other day.

Talking to media on Tuesday, Dr Mudassar Gondal, head of surgery of the Pediatric Surgery Department at the Holy Family Hospital (HFH), a team of doctors including anesthesia team comprising Dr Ahmed and Dr Ayesha headed by Prof Jawad Zaheer and surgeons Prof Nadeem Akhtar comprising of Assistant Professor Dr Yasir Shehzad and Senior Resident Dr Mudassar Abbas Siddique, successfully dissected and reconstructed the spinal cord.

He said pygopagus twins were born six months ago at the HFH with a common sacrum and a common subarachnoid space.

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