Conjoined American baby twins who were born locked in an embrace are successfully separated after 11-hour surgery involving more than 24 doctors and nurses

Doctors at the University of Michigan separated one-year-old conjoined twin sisters – born hugging each other – just 14 months after they were born. Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin (center) of Petersburg, Michigan, each had their own arms and legs and heart, but their livers were connected, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital said Friday. The nearly 11-hour surgery to separate the identical twins was performed in August, about 14 months after their birth. They’re now at home. The parents, Alyson, 33 (left), and Phil (right) Irwin, learned about the conjoined twins during a pregnancy ultrasound in 2019, four months before the birth by cesarean section. The twins are pictured conjoined on August 5 (inset), the day of their surgery.

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