January 19, 2009

Conjoined twins separated

1st known American Indian conjoined twins separated in Okla.Nearly 3-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins were separated Monday during a three-hour surgery.

The twins were joined at the chest, and the separation process involved their livers and other tissue. Doctors have said the girls have a good chance at survival because they have separate hearts and shared no major blood vessels.

The babies, Preslee and Kylee Wells of Calumet, were listed in critical condition at Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, where they have been cared for since their birth Oct. 25.

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