Conjoined twins prepare for separation surgery next month

January 20, 2015 7:24 PM

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Conjoined twins prepare for separation surgery next month

As medical technology has advanced, more conjoined twins are now being afforded a shot at a normal and healthy life and the chance to live separate lives. Ten-month-old Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata are soon going to get that chance. The conjoined twin girls have just completed a tissue expansion procedure that will get them one step closer to separation surgery, which they'll undergo mid-February at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Though they share a number of vital organs -- including lungs, heart, liver and diaphragm muscles -- doctors are confident the surgery will turn out to be a success. The twins are joined at the chest and pelvis.

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