- Born in Nigeria, 6-months-old James and John were "omphalopagus twins", a medical term used to describe twins who are conjoined from above the abdomen.
- Luckliy, the two brothers did not share any organ in their body, except the liver.
- Previously treating almost six similar cases, doctors at Narayana Health in Bangalore cautiously and meticulously divided the liver and were successful in separating the twins.
- Discussing the challenges of the surgery Dr. Ashley D'Cruz, director and senior consultant paediatric surgeon and urologist said that optimal distribution of medicines along with sedation and anaesthesia was provided to the twins.
- The inability of the twins to lie on their back poses as another challenge.
- With an aim to separate the twins with zero morbidity and disability, doctors of Narayana Health have been successful to provide the twins with individual lives post surgery.
Source: Narayana Health, Media Update