Sunday, November 6, 2011


■Surgeons separate conjoined twins

Surgeons at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital separated 2-year-old twins joined at the chest and abdomen. The doctors evenly divided the girls' shared liver and tissues. Both girls will have abdominal scars from mid-chest to navel, said ASPS member Dr. H. Peter Lorenz, the team's chief plastic surgeon. Doctors expect both to recover well. Reuters (11/1)