Parents of Siamese twins appeal against separationBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7261.589 (Published 09 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:589
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The parents of Siamese twins born in the north of England went to the Court of Appeal this week to try to overturn a High Court judge's ruling giving doctors the go-ahead to operate to separate the twins.
As the BMJ went to press, a surgeon and a paediatric cardiologist from London's Great Ormond Street hospital were travelling to Manchester to examine the twin girls at St Mary's Hospital.
The three appeal court judges had asked for a second opinion on the twins' life expectancy, the dangers of the surgery, the quality of life that the …