Conjoined twins separated

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

September 19, 2011 23:22
Sudanese conjoined twins

Sudanese conjoined twins. (photo credit: Reuters)


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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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