Experimental Surgery Saves Minneapolis Miracle Twins

October 27, 2008

Gavin and Owen Cassellius suffered from a very rare disease while in the womb of their mother.  They underwent an experimental surgery, and are now being seen as miracle twins......Minneapolis (ChattahBox) – Gavin and Owen Cassellius suffered from a very rare disease while in the womb of their mother.  They underwent an experimental surgery, and are now being seen as miracle twins.

These identical twins were diagnosed with a very rare disease known as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

The disease was harming the twins, as one was getting too much of the blood supply, while the other twin was not getting enough.

This meant that one twin was growing too fast while the other was basically dying.

Doctors decided to go ahead with an experimental surgery on the twins.

The surgery was done at the Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis using cameras as well as lasers.

It was done on the twins while they were in the womb, and was a success.

These Minneapolis miracle twins are now fine and weigh 5 pounds, 9 ounces and 5 pounds, 4 ounces


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