- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Doctors at a central Ohio hospital have separated conjoined twin girls in a 16-hour operation.

A statement released Tuesday by a public relations firm says the 11-month-old girls had been joined at the pelvic and hip area and were recovering after the complex separation procedure last Thursday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The surgical team included more than 30 people and was led by Dr. Gail Besner, the Columbus hospital’s chief of pediatric surgery.

The statement says the girls’ family is from Uganda and had traveled to the hospital in December.

Experts say conjoined twins occur once in about every 200,000 pregnancies.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide