Health & Fit Conjoined 13-month-old twin girls successfully separated, hospital says

17:36  14 february  2018
17:36  14 february  2018 Source:   FOX News

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A Texas hospital announced the successful operation separating twin baby girls who were conjoined at the chest and abdomen and shared multiple organs on Monday. Anna and Hope Richards, the 13 - month - old twins , underwent the surgery on Jan.

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a group of people in a room: Hospital personnel wheel conjoined twins, Anna and Hope Richards, to surgery to separate the toddler girls on Jan. 13. The girls who were born in 2016 were conjoined at the chest and abdomen. © Texas Children's Hospital Hospital personnel wheel conjoined twins, Anna and Hope Richards, to surgery to separate the toddler girls on Jan. 13. The girls who were born in 2016 were conjoined at the chest and abdomen. A Texas hospital announced the successful operation separating twin baby girls who were conjoined at the chest and abdomen and shared multiple organs on Monday.

Anna and Hope Richards, the 13-month-old twins, underwent the surgery on Jan. 13 at Texas Children’s Hospital and were in good condition on Tuesday, hospital spokeswoman Lindsey Fox told The Associated Press.

The surgery “went very well” and was as successful as the team “could’ve planned for,” Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, a pediatric surgeon and co-director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center, said in a video on the hospital’s Facebook page. He added that they “were blessed that this was the best case scenario.”

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After more than 16 hours of surgery, 13 - month - old twin boys conjoined at the head are finally separated . Jadon and Anias McDonald underwent the rare Craniopagus surgery early Friday morning at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in NY.

On Tuesday, surgeons at CHOP successfully completed the separation of 10- month - old conjoined twins Erin and Abby Delaney. Last year, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., performed the head surgery successfully to separate twin boys at 13 months of age.

The 7-hour-long procedure last month required about 75 medical professionals with various specialties and several months of planning, the video said. This was the hospital’s fourth time performing this type of operation.

The girls shared a liver, diaphragm and pericardial sac and their hearts were connected by a large blood vessel, the video said. Both are expected to have more operations in the future but doctors said they should be able to live normal lives.

The Richards family, of north Texas, first found out about the girl’s condition in a routine ultrasound during their mom’s pregnancy, officials said. Born in December 2016 as preemies at just more than 35 weeks, the girls weighed a combined 9 pounds, 12 ounces.

“We’ve thought about and prayed for this day for almost two years,” the girl’s mother, Jill, told KHOU 11. “It’s an indescribable feeling to look at our girls in two separate beds. We couldn't be more thankful to the entire team at Texas Children’s for making this dream come true.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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