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10 tháng 7, 2020

Giải Phẫu Tách Hộp Sọ 2 Em Bé Song Sinh Thành Công

Hôm 5 tháng 6, 2020, Bịnh Viện Nhi Đồng Bambino  Gesù (Hài Nhi Giê-su) của Tòa Thánh Vatican đã thực hiện một cuộc phẫu thuật tách hộp sọ cho 2 bé gái song sinh 2 tuổi là Ervina và Prefina.  Cả 30 bác sĩ sau 18 giờ tận tụy đem hết tài năng, tâm huyết  y đức vào công trình nhân đạo nầy, đã thành công tốt đẹp, làm tăng thêm nét kiều diễm và giá trị vĩ đại của "món quà tặng kép" Thiên Chúa ban cho mẹ của 2 cháu là Bà Ermina, công dân nước Cộng Hòa Trung Phi.   
Xin Chúa chúc phước cho 3 mẹ con Bà Ermina và cho các y bác sĩ Binh Viện Bambino Gesù!

Twin girls, joined at the skull, successfully separated in 18-hour operation in Vatican hospital

By Jack Guy and Sharon Braithwaite, CNN

Updated 1559 GMT (2359 HKT) July 8, 2020

The twins, Ervina and Prefina, pictured with their mother, Ermine.

(CNN) - A pair of conjoined twin girls with an extremely rare condition have been successfully separated at a hospital in the Vatican City.

Ervina and Prefina, aged 2, were joined at the skull before an operation that lasted 18 hours and involved 30 doctors and nurses, according to a press release from the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital published Tuesday.
The separation took place on June 5 and the girls, who are from the Central African Republic, are expected to make a full recovery.

The girls shared a skull and a majority of blood vessels.
This is the first time that doctors in Italy have successfully separated conjoined twins in total posterior craniopagus, which means they shared a skull and a majority of blood vessels.
There are no other cases of a successful intervention described in medical literature anywhere else in the world.
The team said this is "one of the rarest and most complex forms of fusion," and they prepared for the intervention for more than a year.
Hospital president Mariella Enoc met the twins on a trip to Central African Republic in July 2018 and offered to treat them in Rome.

The girls are expected to make a full recovery.
The twins arrived in Italy in September 2018 with their mother, Ermine, and the first stage of their treatment was carried out in May 2019.
A second stage took place in June 2019, and they were finally separated last month.
"It was an exciting moment, a fantastic, unrepeatable experience," said Carlo Marras, head of neurosurgery at the hospital.

Doctors carried out two procedures before a third one separated the twins.
"It was a very ambitious goal and we did everything to achieve it, with passion, optimism and joy."
The twins celebrated their second birthday on June 29 and medical checks show that they are doing well.

Their brains are intact and the successful surgeries mean their motor and cognitive development should be normal, the hospital said.
Ermine thanked the team for treating her daughters and said she would like them to be baptized by Pope Francis.
"Ervina and Prefina were born twice. If we had stayed in Africa I don't know what fate they would have had," she said
"My little girls can now grow up, study and become doctors to save other children."