Israel: one-year-old conjoined twin girls see each other for the first time after surgery
Guardian, 07 Sep 2021
One-year-old twin girls have looked at each other for the first time following a complex surgery to separate them at Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheba, Israel.
Dozens of experts from Israel and abroad were involved in the preparation and 12-hour procedure.
The team used 3D- and virtual-reality models to map the complex operation.
This enabled simulations and practice to be undertaken before the actual procedure.
Soroka's chief paediatric neurosurgeon, Mickey Gideon, said: "We have done the reconstruction of the brain membrane, a reconstruction of the skull and now the plastic surgeons continue the surgery for the sealing of the skin"