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Separated Kabale Siamese twins back in Uganda

THE Kabale conjoined twins who were recently separated at an Egyptian hospital in Cairo Sunday evening arrived at Mulago Referral Hospital in Kampala.

According to the Kabale district woman member of Parliament Ninsima Ronnah Rita, twins Trevor and Timothy Bainomugisha will stay at Mulago Hospital for a while as they fully recover from the operation wounds.

The excited legislator commended the Egyptian and Ugandan governments for their support towards saving the lives of the Kabale born twins.
Five specialized professors with a support team of over 30 doctors and medical personnel conducted the operation on the pair, who were flown to Cairo about three weks ago.

On arrival at Wadi El Nil hospital, the twins were subjected to numerous tests and scans which diagnosed that they shared a liver and a cartridge bone near the chest. They were separated without any transplants.

How do Siamese twins come about?
According to Dr Placid Mihayo, the Director of Kabale Regional Referral Hospital,Siamese twins are a result of failure by the identical twins to separate.

"The cause of such situations is the separation failure of identical twins that develop from the same ovum,” Dr Mihayo explained.

The chance of giving birth to conjoined twins is a rare and is estimated to range from 1 in 50,000 births to 1 in 100,000 births.

Conjoined twins share a single chorion, placenta, and amniotic sac, although these characteristics are not exclusive to conjoined twins as there are some monozygotic.

The survival rate is 25 per cent.