Amazing Beautiful Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated For The First Time in History (Photos)

February 24, 2015 11:44 am

Conjoined twins who were connected at the chest and abdomen have been
separated after an operation that has never before been successfully

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata were born in last April and were welcomed by parents
Elysse and John Eric.

The parents were told that their twin girls would be conjoined and when
they were born it was found their shared the same chest wall, lungs,
pericardial sac (the lining of the heart), diaphragm, liver, intestines,
colon and pelvis.

A team of more than 26 clinicians, including 12 surgeons, six
anesthesiologists and eight surgical nurses who assembled at the Texas
Children’s Hospital operated to separate the 10-month-olds.

The 26-hour surgery was the first time twins conjoined at the chest and abdomen in this way had been separated successfully.

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