A set of conjoined twins, delivered by medical experts at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, are dead. The conjoined twins were delivered on October 5, at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, LASUTH, at an estimated gestational age of 33 weeks and six days.
In an interview with newsmen, the Chief Medical Director, LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, said although the set of twins died, their mother is doing well.
“The nature of their joining was so complex. They are joined from up to down, which is so complex. Moreover, they must have reached a certain age before they were separated. The first twins had congenital heart issues that weren’t compatible with life. When you have abnormalities like that, there are usually other abnormalities in the body. She was the first that died on October 15.
When it happened, we quickly moved to separate them by assembling a team of multispecialty experts from LASUTH and other hospitals. However, before we could intervene, the second twins died today (October 16).”