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Peruvian Physicians Separate Conjoined Twins

Peruvian physicians accomplished an unprecedented medical achievement in the country: for the first time they separated two female conjoined twins who were born united by their abdomens and shared a little part of their livers. Baby sisters Shadya and Shandell Vásquez Vargas were born on February 26, 2013 and the surgery that separated them [es] was possible because they didn't share bile ducts nor their vascular systems.

Yuri Nakazaki (@YuriNakazaki) cheerfully shared the news on Twitter:

@YuriNakazaki [es]: :) Cute little girls! “#siamesas [Siamese] born at Almenara Hospital were successfully separated” http://elcomercio.pe/actualidad/157… via @elcomercio

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  • […] Peruvian physicians accomplished an unprecedented medical achievement in the country: for the first time they separated two female conjoined twins who were born united by their abdomens and shared a little part of their livers. Baby sisters Shadya and Shandell Vásquez Vargas were born on February 26, 2013 and the surgery that separated them [es] was possible because they didn’t share bile ducts nor their vascular systems.(more…) […]

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