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Parents of Siamese twins appeal against separation

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:589
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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