Veena and Vani who have been struggling since their birth to meet the needs of their usual life would be able to enjoy their own independent life after their separation performed surgically by the London-based doctors and surgeons. Veena and Vani, the conjoined twins hailing from Telangana State of India would undergo a surgery in few more days surgically. Veena and Vani have undergone few preliminary tests and diagnosis under the supervision of London based surgeons who have come forward to separate the sisters. Veena and Vani, eight, were born joined at the head, but their parents left them in their local hospital in Hyderabad, India because they could not pay their medical expenses.
GOSH Doc’s to Separate Veena and Vani Surgically at London
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) doctors Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase examined the girls so as to analyze the possibilities of their separation and arise of any complications which could arise during the surgery after evaluating the pros and cons of attempting a surgical separation based on their CT and MRI scan reports.. Both the doctors Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase have been proclaimed that there are than 80% chances of being successfully separating the sisters who have been joined at the head for the past 11 years. Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London have a successful experience in handling two similar cases in the past assured that the surgical separation of the Veena and Vani conjoined twin sisters would be performed in five different stages.
Dr David James Dunaway and Dr Noor Ul Owase of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said “We feel that there is a good chance for both of them to get separated safely. There’s no denying the complexity of the whole process, but we already have successfully handled two similar cases in the past. We have successfully separated similar vertical type-II conjoint twins from Sudan named Rital & Ritag at our facility in London in four stages on August 15, 2011. We believe Veena-Vani’s case is feasible but it would require a multi-disciplinary team of 50-100 experts to carry out a series of surgeries in five stages spread over 6-12 months in our London centre,” said Dr David James Dunaway, head of craniofacial unit at GOSH, London. Veena and Vani born to farmers Naga and Maragani Murali in Beerusettigudem, a small village in the Warangal district of Telangana State have been given a small hope for a better life ahead.
Medical studies state that the conjoined twins are formed when a woman releases a single egg that fails to separate completely after fertilization. Though the embryo starts splitting into two, the process stops in the middle and the partial separation results in conjoined twins. The rare medical condition known as craniopagus has found as the main reason of the conjoined twins Veena and Vani were born fused at the skulls where they have separate brains, but share an important blood vessel. Parents of Veena and Vani, Naga and Maragani Murali abandoned the twins shortly after their birth in October 2003, as it was very difficult to meet needs and to afford their expenses with Maragani’s daily wage of ₹50. Apart from Veena and Vani this couple have two more two daughters – Bindu (13) and Sindhu (9).
Veena and Vani have been looked after the State government since past eight years under the care and supervision of Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad due to the rare medical condition they have been living away from their parents during the need of the hour of childhood. The inability of parents to look after Veena and Vani and their pathetic medical condition has received attention across the world resulting many people stepping forward to adopt the girls.
Veena and Vani have been examined by many doctors from different parts of the world to check the possibility of a surgery. Doctors from US dropped their plans to proceed with the surgery in the year 2012 as they found very little chances of saving the girls. The state government of Telangana has been assured the in the year 2012 that they were ready to bear all the expenses needed to conduct the surgery. Stay tunes with us for al leading trending updates. Press Ctrl+D to bookmark us in your web browser for easy navigation.