May 20, 2016

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated in Texas Hospital

This Feb. 10, 2016 photo provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital shows conjoined twin sisters Scarlett, left, and Ximena Hernandez-Torres at Dirscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Doctors in Texas will attempt to separate the two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. The girls share a colon and bladders that will be reconstructed. Their identical triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues. 
(Joshua Thelin/Driscoll Children's Hospital via AP) 
(Driscoll Children's Hospital)
[From article]
Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.
A spokesman for Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi confirmed that Ximena (huh-MEE'-nuh) and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were discharged Wednesday.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the twins moved to a Ronald McDonald House to continue their recovery with their mother and their triplet sister.
The twins are about 1 year old. They underwent an hourslong surgery last month to separate them. They had been joined at the pelvis and shared a bladder and other organs.
Doctors have a positive outlook for the children's recovery and say the girls will require additional surgeries as they grow.
Their triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.

Formerly conjoined twins released from Texas hospital
Published May 18, 2016
Fox News

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