Brits twins share a liver

2015-10-05 19:14
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Brits - Conjoined twins born at the Brits District Hospital share a liver, the hospital said on Monday.

Hospital spokesperson Tshepo Mokono said the Dr George Mukhari Hospital clinical team would meet on Tuesday. However, the preliminary prognosis was the twins shared the liver and staff were investigating further investigations to establish what other organs they shared.

He said the twins were stable.

Born at the hospital on September 29, the twins were joined at the abdomen. They were transferred to the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa north of Pretoria for a higher level of care.

A statement from the North West health department said research reflected 40%-60% of conjoined twins died during delivery.  The department said conjoined twins ranged between one in 49 000 and one in 189 000 births.

North West Health MEC Dr Magome Masike said the province was consistently looking to implement strategies to curb infant, child and maternal mortality.

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