Jewish Journal


December 27, 2011

Palestinian conjoined twins separated at Hadassah hospital


Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Surgeons at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem separated conjoined twins in utero.

The babies shared a placenta and major blood vessels. Their lives were in danger in the womb of their 25-year-old mother, from a Palestinian village, who was in her 20th week of pregnancy.

The babies’ blood supply was separated using a laser device inserted in the womb.

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