Doctors  separate eight- day-old conjoined twins believed to be the youngest ever babies to be parted.

The Mirror reports medics in Bern, Switzerland carried out the operation risky operation on girls Lydia and Maya over five hours with a 13-strong team.

The surgery reportedly carried just a one percent chance of success.

According to Swiss media, the twins were “extensively conjoined on the liver, but had all vital organs”.

They weighed just 4lb 14oz together after being born eight weeks premature.

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Doctors had reportedly planned to separate them when they were several months old but brought the operation forward when they each suffered a life-threatening condition.

One of the twins had too much blood, and very high blood pressure, while the other one did not have enough.

“Such small conjoined siblings had never been successfully separated before,” the hospital said.

Swiss doctors report separation of 8-day-old conjoined twins

Head of paediatric surgery Steffen Berger said: “We are very happy that the children and parents are faring so well now.”

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  • A pleasant surprise. May they continue to grow healthy & strong


  • Medical research and successes have advanced so well in the last 3 or 4 years.
    I hope this separation results in these babies living healthy happy lives


  • Amazing what doctors can do today. Hopefully everything will work out well for both of them.

    • yes and it would be cool to get up-dates!


  • wow that is such an amazing medical acheivement on behalf of the doctors and those tiny children


  • So tiny! Some chance is better than no chance at all. My prayers are with these precious sisters.


  • Oh wow. That made me cry. How wonderful. I hope they continue to thrive


  • So great to hear the separation was a success.


  • Little ones. What a difficult operation. I’m glad it went well! Let’s see how the twins will go on from on. I wish them the best! So small! Just 8 days old. Unbelievable!!


  • What a heart warming story. Wish them all the best!!


  • So happy they done it successfully, I hope things get better from here for them both


  • Lke mj


  • Congratulations to the medical team. Truly wish the babies and their family all the best for a long healthy and happy future together.


  • What a lovely story. I really hope everything works out well for them and their sister.


  • How previous are these little ladies!! I wish them a speedy recovery with many years of good health.


  • God bless these bubbas. Hope they both make a full recovery


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