Siamese twins who common fused brain was successfully broke up after 33 hours of operations.
Bernardo and Artur Lima had multiple surgeries in Rio de Janeiro, under direction of UK pediatric surgeon Noor ul Owas Jilani from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
Three-year- The old boys had total of seven operations, including more than 33 hours of operating time in in final only two surgeries and almost 100 medical workers were involved.
Surgeons spent months testing techniques using virtual reality before the beginning real procedures.
Their operation was led by Mr. Jilani along with Dr. Gabriel Mufarrey, head of pediatric surgery at the Instituto Estadual do Cerebro Paulo Niemeyer.
Mr Jilani described the operation as “wonderful achievement”doctors, but added charitable organization Gemini Untwined relies on public donations to keep it work going.
He said: “Successful separation of Bernardo and Arthur are wonderful achievement through team in Rio and fantastic example of Why work of The twins are untangled so valuable.
“We have not only provided new future for boys and their family we have equipped local team with opportunities and confidence carry out such a complex work successfully again in in future.
“It is through this process of teamwork and knowledge sharing around the world that we can hope to improve the result for all children and families who find themselves in this is a difficult position.
“This is just possible Thanks to generous donations from members of in public.”
Gabriel Mufarrey said the hospital where he works took care of him. for boys for two and half years, and their operation will be “life-changing”.
He said: “Because parents of the boys came from their home in Roraima region in Rio to look for our help two and half years ago they became part of of our family here in hospital.
“We are very pleased that the operation went so well that the boys and their family It was such a fateful result.
Them work was supported by Gemini Untwined, a charity founded by Mr. Jalini to raise funds for brothers and sisters were born joined in head They are called craniopagus twins.
Freeing Bernardo and Arthur from one the other was one of the most complex separation processes ever performed, and many surgeons didn’t think it would be possible, according to the charity.
Since the twins are almost four years old, they also oldest craniopagus twins with the fused brain was divided.
Both twins are getting better in hospital, and will be supported with six months of rehabilitation, the charity said in a statement.
According to Gemini figures, one in 60 000 births result in fused twins, and only 5% of these are craniopagi children.