Two year-old conjoined twins Angelica & Angelina Sabuco, who shared a diaphragm, sternum and liver, were successfully separated yesterday at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital after a nine hour surgery. Dr Gary Hartman, who performed the surgery along with a team of more than 20 physicians and nurses from various specialties, said the surgery went smoothly and he expected both girls to do well:
The operation took months of planning and required the separation of livers, diaphragms, breastbones and chest and abdominal wall muscles.
It began at around 6.30am yesterday morning and by mid-afternoon the girls had their own operating rooms for the second phase of surgery – reconstructing the area where they had been connected.
They were then moved to an intensive care unit, each with a scar stretching from her chest to her belly.
Source : Mail Online