One of Separated Conjoined Twins at UITH Dead, Surgeon Reveals

Written by on December 27, 2022

The leader of 66-man surgeon team that successfully carried out the separation of conjoined twins at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in January 2021, Professor Lukman Olajide Abdur-Raheem has disclosed that one of the separated conjoined twins died due to adhesive intestinal obstruction barely two weeks to her second birthday.

Abdur- Raheem made the disclosure in Ilorin, while delivering his 222nd Inaugural lecture of the University of Ilorin over the weekend. The theme of the lecture was, “Shades of Joy and Cry: Intricacies of Children’s Surgery for Restoring Smile and Hope for the Future.”

The twin sister, according to the inaugural lecturer, “is hale and hearty and is among the mammoth crowd with her mother, as audience at the university auditorium, venue of the lecture.”

Recall that the management of UITH had on January 14, 2021, presented the set of female twins, alive, to the public after doctors successfully separated them.


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