Siamese twins are born in Bratislava

In Bratislava’s University Hospital, connate twins were born on December 3. Immediately after their birth, they were taken for care at the Children’s Hospital. The caesarean delivery was made by doctors of the First Obstetric Clinic of the Slovak Medical University. The mother signed a statement that she does not wish media attention or media coverage of the births, the TASR newswire wrote.

In Bratislava’s University Hospital, connate twins were born on December 3. Immediately after their birth, they were taken for care at the Children’s Hospital. The caesarean delivery was made by doctors of the First Obstetric Clinic of the Slovak Medical University. The mother signed a statement that she does not wish media attention or media coverage of the births, the TASR newswire wrote.

The last case of births of Siamese twins in Slovakia was that of Marek and Miško Müller who were born on April 10, 2007, joined at the lower torso and belly. A team of experts separated them in September 2007. In October that year, Marek died of liver failure and then in November Michal died also when his digestive system failed.

However, in January 2009, successfully divided Siamese twins – the first in Slovakia - Andrejka and Lucka Tóthová from Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka in Rožňava district celebrated their ninth birthday. In 2000, they were successfully separated in a surgery undertaken by Professor Jaroslav Siman, who died last year. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Long queues around Slovakia on the first day of nationwide testing

Hundreds of thousands got tested during the first five hours. Experts warn it is too early to interpret the results.

Drive-in testing site in Bratislava.

Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.

Zborov, the Bardejov district

UPDATED: Nationwide testing for COVID-19 is on

Long queues have formed in front of most testing points since early morning. Some drive-through sites closed in Bratislava

Testing in Trenčín, western Slovakia

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov