Said the children, while relatively stable for now, run the risk of organ failure and malnutrition and will need several more operations.
The twins’ deformity was very rare, and the surgery was the first of its kind, the state-run newspaper Shanghai Daily quoted Gui Yonghao, president of Fudan University Children’s Hospital, as saying.
Both twins suffer from congenital heart disease. The stronger of the two, Jingni, was moved to an intensive care unit after she was separated from her sister late Thursday. Jingxuan remained in the operating room because of her frail condition, the AP reports.