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Twin girls conjoined at the waist successfully separated in Texas

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Doctors at the Corpus Christi hospital in Texas have successfully separated twin girls who were conjoined at the waist, the Huffington Post reports. Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were born in May of 2015 as part of a triplet set; their sister, Catalina, was not conjoined and was born without significant health issues. Ximena and Scarlett shared a colon and a bladder — a rare arrangement that affects some six percent of conjoined twins. On Tuesday morning, a team of specialists from urology, plastic surgery, and orthopedics convened for the separation and reconstructions surgeries, which took 15 hours. On Tuesday evening, the girls’ family posted on Facebook that the babies “are out of surgery and doing great.”

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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