Swiss doctors have separated eight-day-old conjoined twin sisters fused at the liver and chest — the youngest ever successfully separated, a Swiss paper reported Sunday.

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Five surgeons, assisted by two nurses and six anaesthesiologists, carried out the successful, five-hour operation last month to separate the tiny identical twins, the Le Matin Dimanche weekly reported.

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Maya and Lydia were born at Bern hospital two months prematurely along with their triplet sister Kamilla on December 2.

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The two were joined by the liver and the chest.

Source AFP


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