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Woman gives birth to rare conjoined twins with common heart in Mumbai hospital

In a rare case, a 26-year-old woman has given birth to rare conjoined twins at the BMC's Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, or Sion Hospital in Mumbai. According to doctors, the conjoined twins have two

India TV News Desk, Mumbai [ Published on: July 29, 2016 11:19 IST ]
Conjoined twins
Conjoined twins

In a rare case, a 26-year-old woman has given birth to rare conjoined twins at the BMC's Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, or Sion Hospital in Mumbai. 

According to doctors, the conjoined twins have two fully developed heads joined from above the chest and three arms,including a third arm protruding from the back.

The mother of the twins- whose identity was not revealed - delivered the them through Cesarian section, in the 37th week of pregnancy, Mr Nandanwar said on Thursday.

The twins share a common heart, urinary bladder, genital and two lower limbs. The twins weighed 3.67 kg at birth.

The condition of the mother - who has earlier given birth to two normal daughters - and her twins is stable and they are doing fine, Mr Nandanwar said.

The conjoined twins were diagnosed during an ultrasonography test conducted at Sion Hospital during the woman's 32nd week of pregnancy, he added.

The twins are now under the care of paediatrics surgeon Paras Kothari to examine whether they can be separated without risking their lives.

(With Agency inputs)

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