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A multi-disciplinary teams of doctors and surgeons performed the first
ever separation of parasitic twin from an adolescence Ethiopian girl.
The 8 hour surgical procedure was successfully was performed on June 27,
2012 at Cure Hospital, were surgeons removed extra body part from the
adolescence girl, Werke Debebe 17.
The Girl was born within
incomplete twin called “Parasitic twin”, attached to her pelvis
resulting into additional incompletely developed legs.
According to a hospital, the case is an incredibly rare occurrence of approximately only one per 7-10 million live births.
Hospital Medical Director Dr. Eric Gokeen Says; “This successful surgery
demonstrates the ability of health care in Ethiopia to obtain worldwide
levels of excellence. Moreover, the cooperation of the medical staff is
an example of the highest level of teamwork for the sake of the
patient…” The patient and her family are extremely satisfied with the
result. Her mother rejoices saying “It is like having a new life.” The
patient is medically stable and looking forward to a bright future, the
press release said.