Thursday, June 15, 2017
A rare operation
Erin and Abby were born last July connected at their heads. This week their heads were separated in an 11-hour operation in Philadelphia. It took thirty people to perform the surgery. The lead doctor said, "Separating conjoined twins is a very complex surgery followed by a long and complicated recovery, but we are very hopeful for a positive outcome." Connection by heads is the least common type of conjoined twins, which, itself, is quite rare. It was only the 23rd time the hospital has separated conjoined twins over the past 60 years and the first involving a craniopagus, or separation of children joined at the top of their heads.