Surgery Performed on Conjoined Twins to expand their Skin ahead of Separation Procedure

December 20, 2014 12:11 PM

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Surgery Performed on Conjoined Twins to expand their Skin ahead of Separation Procedure

A complicated five-hour surgery has successfully stretched the skin of conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata ahead of their separation surgery. The twins were born in Texas back in April sharing a number of vital organs, including a liver, intestines, chest wall, diaphragm, lungs, pelvis and heart lining. The surgery was performed on the 8-month-old siblings earlier this week.

The procedure was carried out by a team of specialists who embedded custom-made tissue expanders into the girl's chest and abdomen. Houston Chronicle reported that fluid will be added to the balloon-like expanders over the course of the next few weeks. This will help in the gradual stretching of the...

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