Conjoined Twins Separated by Surgical Team at Phoenix Children's Hospital

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A team of surgeons and nurses at Phoenix Children's Hospital early this morning finished a 17-hour operation to separate conjoined twins.

The hospital staff released these photos this afternoon to tout the achievement and the national media attention it brought. NBC's Today Show is scheduled to report live tomorrow morning from the hospital.

The twins, Angel and Alex Mendoza, were "conjoined at the abdomen and pelvis and shared a liver," says a statement from the hospital.
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According to news reports, the twins are "doing great" but still face a tough road ahead of more operations.

Stories about conjoined people, (a.k.a. "Siamese Twins, after the famed Chang Brothers), are fascinating for a host of reasons: the medical issues, the religious questions, the overall visual freakiness.

Though we can't seem to get enough of "separated at birth" stories, tales of grown conjoined twins are even more compelling, if not just for the mind-blowing concept of being permanently attached to a sibling.

Two of the most famous American conjoined twins are Abigail and Brittany Hensley, (below). We couldn't watch the YouTube video of these girls without pondering some of life's Big Questions.

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2 comments
Mae Buzen
Mae Buzen

Great! Really a big help to the twins. Pleas also check this link regarding twin kids - There's a Book in Here Somewhere. High jinks and misadventures in a family with two sets of twin boys -- these are the kids you're glad YOU didn't have! The stories are funny, heartwarming, and just odd enough to be completely unique. I loved it! And the photos that go with the book are hilarious!

Denise
Denise

i think that is weird

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