Conjoined Twins With Only One Heart Die

These Siamese twins who were born on Christmas Day joined at the chest and sharing one heart have died.

The twin girls were born in the General Hospital of South in Choluteca, in the western Honduran department of the same name on 25th December and then transferred to Tegucigalpa Hospital in a critical condition.

However, early in the morning on 26th December they were declared dead by doctors after four hours in Tegucigalpa Hospital.

The twins who were born with only one heart and joined by chest finally died

Miguel Osorio, spokesman for Tegucigalpa Hospital, said that the girls had been waiting to be taken to the Maria Paediatric Specialist Hospital in order to undergo some tests to confirm they were sharing one heart.

According to official sources, in the few hours the girls were at the hospital, the doctors reported that one of the girls moved more and had more activity than the other. There were also reportedly signs that one of them was suffering from hydrocephalus.

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of fluid occurs in the brain. This typically causes increased pressure inside the skull.

Local media reported that the mother of the girls is from a village called Los Horcones, in El Triunfo, in the department of Choluteca.


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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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