Conjoined Ayeni Twins Successfully Separated in U.S After 18-hour Surgery

Conjoined Ayeni Twins

Miracle and Testimony Ayeni are the conjoined twins born in Enugu State, Nigeria a year ago. They have been successfully separated at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital U.S.

The children who were conjoined at the lower half of the body, which is known as ischiopagus, went through an 18-hour surgery to be separated.

“Without separation, their future wasn’t very good,” Dr. Max Langham who led the operation said at a news conference.

“They would grow up incontinent, unable to walk, totally dependent for all of their care and unable to participate in the world fully,” Langham added.

Conjoined Ayeni Twins Separated in U.S

Photo Credit: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Miracle and Testimony before their surgery September 6, 2016

The hospital also said that the children are doing very well and that doctors are optimistic about the long term prognosis.

The children were born at  St. Patrick Hospital, Enugu on November 16 2015, and were referred to University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu.