Conjoined Twins Undergo Surgery

Angelina and Angelica Sabuco were born connected from chest to abdomen.
2:53 | 11/02/11

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In California those conjoined twins just two years older resting comfortably tonight in their separate little -- After the delicate operation to separate them including dividing their tiny sliver of the one they shared. Here's ABC's Lindsey Davis. It had to be precise too tiny lives on the line. But doctors described the surgery to separate the conjoined twins as a success. The fourteen day Angelina and Angelica said -- played games just like any other two year olds but for all they share. And they're very different. One is aggressive the other shy and quiet which for their parents always made disciplining them a challenge -- virtually impossible. The girls were joined from the middle of their chance to the middle of their -- each has their own kidney and Dominic their own heart but the life threatening challenge. Their livers were tightly fused together as one. It's as if that that there were two identical livers that we're stuck together we basically went right down the middle. The -- Is the largest organ in the body responsible for more than 400 functions most critical among them. Filtering your blunt the search able to sever the girls liver giving each her own portion. But here's the amazing thing the liver is the only organ that can grow and repair its self. All while functioning and I thank god for -- This isn't being -- June. Angelina and Anjelica are expected home in San Jose by the end of the month we really. You expect them to have a normal life span and normal lifestyle. Our goal is to have them happy and healthy like any other two year -- running around the house. They'll finally be able to look at each other in a way they never could before. From a fall more Lindsey Davis ABC news. And this story had us wondering today about previously separated conjoined twins and we noticed something in pictures after they were separated -- show -- to these are the Alvarez twins they're Josie -- -- -- from Guatemala. From 2003 before the surgery and now. After. Discovering the joy of play holding a sister's hand. And it 2006 in Fargo, North Dakota the Carlson twins -- and -- face to face in the conjoined embrace and after separation. -- reaching out still yearning for the touch of her sister bill. And that seigniorage aboard in Wisconsin the shock twins -- -- Mateo conjoined at the -- but turned away from each other. Never seeing who was living life with them. After surgery look at some would delight.

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