Conjoined twins separated

September 19, 2011 23:22

British surgeons have separated twins joined at the head after an elaborate and risky set of operations that took place over four months.

Sudanese conjoined twins

Sudanese conjoined twins. (photo credit: Reuters)

These Sudanese born twins may have received an early birthday gift.

Against the odds, surgeons at a London hospital have successfully separated the twins who were born joined at the head.

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Because blood flowed between the girl's brains, doctors had to be careful not to cut off any of the blood flow.

Doctors say the chance of a conjoined twins attached at the head surviving infancy are one in ten million.

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