Siamese twin


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Siamese twin

n.
A conjoined twin. Not in scientific use.
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The Riyadh hospital is reportedly one of the leading medical facilities in the region to carry out operations on Siamese twins.
A pair of Siamese twins joined at the spine both survived an operation to separate them in December last year.
Joan Varley, mum of Britain's first surviving Siamese twins, said last night she wept when she heard they were winning the battle to survive.
Barbara and Anna were the first Siamese twins in Britain to both survive separation.
The twins were born in the City Hospital joined back-to-back at the spine -- the most rare form of Siamese twins who are more commonly joined at the front.
Great Ormond Street is one of just a few centres to have had any success in separating Siamese twins. Since 1984, Professor Spitz and Mr Kieley have seen 12 sets of conjoined twins and in nine cases separations were carried out.
SOLEMN MOMENT: The funeral procession for Siamese twin Mary wends its way through the streets of Xaghra on the island Gozo, led by the clergy and the baby's parents.
There is only a one-in-100,000 chance of Siamese twins surviving pregnancy.
Prof Spitz, who has himself separated five sets of Siamese twins, said: 'These babies are extremely critical after surgery and they have to be carefully monitored in intensive care.'
SIAMESE twin Jodie, who survived after judges ordered she be separated from her sister Mary, could soon be on her way home to Malta.
HUNDREDS mourned yesterday at the funeral of the Siamese twin who died so her sister could live.
SURVIVING Siamese twin Jodie made "steady progress" yesterday after the separation operation that led to the death of her weaker sister, Mary on Monday.