Conjoined Twin Babies Undergo First Step Toward Separation

December 19, 2014 9:45 PM

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Conjoined Twin Babies Undergo First Step Toward Separation

Elysse Mata leaned over her 8-month-old conjoined twins, kissing their faces as tears streamed down her face and she whispered "I love you."

The babies were about to undergo a skin-stretching surgery, the first step in their eventual separation at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. They share a chest wall, diaphragm, intestines, lungs, lining of the heart and pelvis.

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