Conjoined Twins Born in Atlanta Doing Fine So Far

December 6, 2014 3:28 AM

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Robin Hamby from easy Alabama town of Ladonia gave birth to a special set of twins on Thursday morning, with the assistance of C-section. Little Asa and Eli were born conjoined, which is a very rare event in itself, University of Maryland statistics suggesting that it only happens once every 200,000 live births. They cannot be separated because the boys share a heart and circulatory system, which iss an ever rarer occurence. They are joined side-by-side, a condition known as dicephalic parapagus, and they share a torso, arms and legs.

Darria Glilespie, Emory University professor and physician says that mortality rate is particularly high in conjoined twins, 40 to 60 percent arriving stillborn and 35 percent survive for only one day. Considering they share a vital organ, their lives are in danger due to the heart failure risk and ...

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