conjoined twins

Youngest Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

conjoined twins after surgeryEPA
Against all odds–99 percent of odds, to be exact—8-day-old conjoined twins have been separated in Switzerland, making them the youngest and smallest duo to successfully undergo the surgery. Lydia and Maya, born at the Inselspital hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in December, were scheduled to have the surgery a few months later when they were stronger... Read more

Texas Couple Welcomes Identical Triplets, 2 Conjoined

parents of identical triplets in hospitalCorpus Christi Medical Center
At 4 pounds, 11 ounces each, the Torres triplets were born at an uncommonly healthy birthweight (triplets typically weigh in at only 4 pounds). But that's not their only rarity. The trio is identical. The odds of having identical triples? One in a million. On top of that, two of the babies are... Read more

Philadelphia Surgeons Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins

Tucker Twins
Alison and Amelia Tucker finally received the surgery they've been waiting eight months for. Yesterday afternoon, surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia successfully separated the 8-month-old conjoined twins. Hospitalized since birth, the twins from Adams, New York shared a chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium and liver. This situation occurs in 1 of 60,000 births, and often results in... Read more