Woman Gives Birth To Conjoined Twins

September 2, 2005

A woman gave birth to conjoined twin girls on Tuesday at the National Children’s Hospital without any major complications, La Nación reported.Doctors performed a Caesarean section on the mother – identified as María Arias, 41, of León XIII, west of San José – to deliver the babies, who are joined at the thorax and abdomen.Although the infants are in stable condition, they share a liver and their hearts are very close together, according to Óscar González, chief gynecologist at Hospital México, where Arias was first treated. He told the daily that the close proximity of the hearts will need to be evaluated before doctors can decide whether to separate the children.The baby girls join nine siblings (TT, Aug. 26).

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive
Human rights
505 views
Human rights
505 views

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive

Alexander Villegas - March 24, 2019

About 30 indigenous leaders, friends and family of Sergio Rojas gathered in the indigenous Bribrí community of Shiroles, about 20…

The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute
Climate Change
713 views
Climate Change
713 views

The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute

Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - March 24, 2019

In just 10 years the planet has lost 945,345 km2 of natural forests, a little over the total size of…

Slothy Sunday: The death grip
Environment & Wildlife
492 views
Environment & Wildlife
492 views

Slothy Sunday: The death grip

The Tico Times - March 24, 2019

With their long claws and strong muscles, sloths have a powerful grip. Their bodies are so conditioned to hanging from…