YANGON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will carry out surgical operation on hip conjoined twin baby boys for the first time, a new challenge to Myanmar's surgery, official media reported Friday.
The surgical operation will be performed by Professor Dr. Aung Mya and his assistants on the hip conjoined twins named Aung Khant Kyaw and Aung Myat Kyaw at the Mandalay Children's Hospital in the third week of November, said the New Light of Myanmar.
The two twins were born in Mandalay on May 15, 2011.
"Surgical operation for hip conjoined twins will be more difficult than Siamese conjoined twins," medical superintendent Dr. Aung Kyaw Myint was quoted as saying.
Myanmar surgeons had carried out five successful surgical operations on chests joined twins in the past over two decades.
The fifth twins, who are baby girls named Ma Ingyin Khaing and Ma Ingyin Hlaing, were successfully separated in Nov. 8, 2011.