Doctors separate twins – level 2

09-08-2022 07:00

In 2018, twins Arthur and Bernardo Lima were born in a Brazilian village. They were not ordinary twins because their heads were joined together.

The twins shared part of the brain and the vein which takes blood to the heart. Doctors spent many months to plan a surgery to separate the boys. Thanks to virtual reality, doctors from different countries met and learn how to perform the real surgery.

The surgery happened in Rio de Janeiro, and almost 100 medical staff were part of it. Seven surgeries happened altogether, and the final surgery took more than 27 hours. After the surgery, the boys could finally look at each other.

Difficult words: ordinary (usual), vein (a body part that looks like a tube and carries the blood through the body), final (the last).

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