Three-year-old twins Bernardo and Arthur Lima underwent seven operations at a hospital in Brazil.
A London-based paediatric surgeon who directed the surgery said it was ‘wonderful’ to see the family feeling ‘over the moon’
Brazilian twins who were joined at the head have been successfully separated with the help of virtual reality. Three-year-olds Bernardo and Arthur Lima underwent seven surgeries, involving more than 27 hours of operating time in the final operation alone, and almost 100 medical staff.
Ritaj and Rital were born joined at the head. They’re reunited with the British doctors who saved their lives, by performing multiple complex surgeries eight years ago.
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