Watch | Doctors successfully separate conjoined twins
Doctors in California have separated conjoined twins. The 2-year-old girls were recovering in stable condition after 17 hours of surgery. The surgery was challenging because they shared much of their lower body and had one liver, one bladder and three legs, hospital officials said in a statement. The surgical team divided the bladder into two separate organs and split the liver to give half to each child. The girls each have one leg, with doctors using the third leg for reconstruction, taking its skin and muscle to close one child’s abdominal wall.