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Conjoined Filipino twins successfully separated in California

November 3, 2011

A set of conjoined twins from the Philippines recently underwent a surgery in California that separated them. Angelica and Angelina Sabuco, 2 years old, were born connected at the chest and abdomen, but after more than nine hours in surgery, and with the help of more than 40 people, the girls were separated, according to The Associated Press.

The Sabuco family moved to the U.S. from the Philippines last year, and they can make calls to the Philippines to tell the rest of the family and their friends the good news and give them updates on the twins recovery processes.

The news source reports that while the girls were both healthy and happy before the surgery, keeping them connected would have led to serious health risks down the line. However, now that they have successfully been separated, plastic surgeon Peter Lorenz, who was in charge of the reconstruction process, tells News24 that there won't even be much of a scar where the separation took place on the girls.

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