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3D print of conjoined twins to help docs plan surgery – Times of India

by • July 28, 2016 • No Comments

Mumbai: It may take a few additional days additional preceding doctors at civic-run Sion Hospital decide on whether to surgically separate the rare, conjoined twins who were born with a single heart on Wednesday.
Hospital dean Dr Suleman Merchant told TOI which his team is exploring the feasibility of preparing a 3D version of the twins’ entire body for advantageous planning.
“We can do the 3D printing in such a manner which the body’s internal architecture can be seen through a transparent body,” said Dr Merchant, adding which such a version may manufacture “surgical planning effortless ”.
There is a concern one of doctors which the surgery may be risky for the twins. “There are most issues to be sorted out preceding a decision on the separation surgery is taken,” said Dr Merchant.
He introduced which the children were stable at present.
The conjoined twins were born to a lower middle class family of the Sion-Mahim area; the 28-year-old father is a cobbler. His 26-year-old wife got admitted to Sion Hospital around two months back; the twins were delivered via Caesarean section on Wednesday morning. The boys had a common heart, two legs and three hands (one hand of every child is fused together). “Although the boys have one heart, they have two aorta. The heart in addition has a few other anomalies,” said a doctor who didn’t want to be synonymous.
Head of paediatric surgery, Dr Paras Kothari, said which any decision may be taken in consultation with the parents and an ethics committee of the hospital.


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