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Formerly conjoined twin girls
greet the public after
successful separation surgery

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/21/2012 5:09:08 AM

PHILADELPHIA - Nine-month-old girls who were formerly conjoined twins are making their public debut at the Philadelphia hospital where they were separated. Allison June and Amelia Lee Tucker and their parents were introduced at Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia on Thursday. Pediatric surgeon Dr. Holly Hedrick says Allison is the smaller but tougher twin. Amelia is the larger twin but she´s still in intensive care for now.Surgeons separated the Tucker girls during a seven-hour operation in November. The infants had been joined at the lower chest and abdomen. They shared a chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium and liver.

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Beautiful babies.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CyberC, 12/21/2012 6:44:43 AM     (No. 9077191)

I hope we don´t loose the ability to do this kind of thing under the new health laws.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shepsmum, 12/21/2012 11:31:39 AM     (No. 9077824)

They´re beautiful! God bless.

And I´ve had friends who´ve had children get healed there (through some remarkable efforts), so forgive me when I have to point out probably the worst acronym ever for a hospital: CHOP.

Merry Christmas.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kiwinews, 12/21/2012 12:23:41 PM     (No. 9077963)

Bless the skill of the surgeons and the long line of scientific inquiry that led to it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MsMontana, 12/21/2012 4:06:02 PM     (No. 9078339)

Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia is a renowned children´s hospital. We considered it when my daughter was diagnosed with a complex germ cell teratoma on her tailbone at 26 weeks gestation.

I would TOTALLY recommend it to anyone who needs a child hospital.

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