“For the First Time, Lis is Only Lis and Mel is Only Mel” Says Doctor

Siamese twins Mel and Lis were operated on April 4th at the Hospital da Criança. Separation procedure of the twins conjoined by the brain lasted about 20 hours.

By Contributing Reporter

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - The unprecedented and extremely complex surgery performed on Siamese twins Lis and Mel was profusely celebrated by the children's parents and the staff of the Hospital da Criança of Brasília.

The twins, who complete 11 months today (May 1st), have been in treatment since they were only two months old.

The rarity of the case and the friendliness of the girls made the clinical staff attach to them.

The separation procedure began to be planned when they were still two months old and Dr. Benicio Oton de Lima confirmed through examinations that . . .

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