Archive for conjoined-twins

Conjoined twins leave hospital after separation

Monday, December 5th, 2011

  Two formerly conjoined toddlers have recovered from separation surgery and are leaving a Richmond, Virginia hospital in the hopes of soon returning home to the Dominican Republic. On Friday, Maria and Teresa Tapia were released from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University. The 20-month-old girls had been joined at the chest and underwent complicated surgery that lasted nearly […]

Conjoined twins from Philippines successfully separated

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Conjoined twins Angelina and Angelica Sabuco were successfully separated Nov. 1 at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital after a long 8-hour surgery that included separating the skin, ribs and liver of the 2-year-old twins. Most conjoined twins don’t live through the birth process, and if they do live, many don’t survive past the age of […]

British doctors separate twins joined at the head

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Despite the odds being decidedly not in their favor, conjoined twins from Sudan have survived a risky separation. Rital and Ritag Gaboura were born conjoined in September 2010 with the rare condition of craniopagus — being joined head-to-head. According to Facing the World, the charity group that helped raise funds for the twins’ operation, says […]

Conjoined twins surgically separated

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The headline on the original story is “Conjoined twins separated by doctors”, to which we could only reply, well, we certainly hope so. Minor Topics recommends you only consult a doctor for your conjoined twin separating needs. A team of more than 20 doctors and nurses at Phoenix Children’s Hospital worked for more than 12 […]